Spicy Broccoli Carrot Salad



Sometimes (or rather almost always) you stumble upon a great recipe by chance. This morning, I wanted to eat vegetables for breakfast and all we had was some frozen broccoli, a few carrots and that was it. But, using some of my favourite condiments, I came up with an incredibly delicious salad.


  • two pounds frozen broccoli
  • three chopped carrots
  • 1 tbsp gochujang (고추장), Korean chili paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp date syrup
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds (can be left out)


  1. Steam broccoli and carrots in a large pot until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl to form a sauce.  Add some water in case it should be too thick.
  3. Combine steamed vegetables and sauce in a very large pot, stir, and let the flavours meld. 
  • hecalledmedrew

    Looks yummy! I need to look for date syrup. Glad to see a new posting.

    • Christian

      I’m happy to be back, as well 🙂 Chef AJ has a great and easy recipe for date syrup in case you can’t find it at your local grocery store: