Ling Ling potstickers with spicy broccoli. This post was sponsored by Ling Ling. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Ever since my kids were little, we’ve explored cultures, traditions and food dishes from all over the world, and Asian cuisine has become a staple favorite.
With Chinese New Year just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate with a special Asian meal of spicy broccoli and Ling Ling potstickers!
We looooove Ling Ling at my house – it’s perfect for families! Ling Ling’s authentic Asian recipes are bursting with flavor and they’re made with superb, clean ingredients — freshly sourced veggies and savory proteins.
Plus, they’re so convenient and easy to prepare! I made chicken and vegetable Ling Ling potstickers (also available in pork and vegetable and vegetarian varieties) on the stovetop in just eight minutes.
They’re absolutely scrumptious and so fun to eat!
And the potstickers come with Ling Ling’s delicious signature dipping sauce, so you don’t have to think about a thing… just enjoy!
If you’d like to add some veggies or a salad to your Ling Ling potstickers meal, I’ve got the perfect spicy broccoli recipe for you and it’s as easy to make as the potstickers are.
Saute some broccoli and steam for a few minutes until it reaches the desired tenderness, then salt and toss with a sweet red chili sauce.
Serve hot as is, or serve on top of some greens with tomatoes and sweet peppers.
It’s a delicious light addition to your meal.
So, celebrate Chinese New Year (beginning February 5) by serving up Ling Ling potstickers and spicy broccoli! And be sure to try some of my other recipes with Ling Ling Asian foods!
Spicy Broccoli Salad
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- ¼ cup vegetable broth
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sweet red chili sauce
- 4 cups romaine lettuce
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
- ½ red pepper, chopped
- Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat; add broccoli; saute for a few minutes until it turns bright green.
- Add vegetable broth, bring to a simmer. Cover; let steam for about 5 minutes or until broccoli reaches desired tenderness.
- Salt and toss with a sweet red chili sauce.
Pin the spicy broccoli recipe!
Fun Facts about Chinese New Year:
Chinese New Year begins on the first full moon after January 21 and lasts for 15 days. This year, it begins on February 5, 2019.
The new year begins a new Zodiac animal’s year. 2019 is the ‘Year of the Pig’.
Also known as the Spring Festival, the holiday celebrates Spring’s new beginnings and fresh starts and it’s the most widely celebrated holiday in the world.
Children receive red packets filled with lucky money symbolizing a transfer of good fortune.
New Year’s Eve is the biggest event of the Chinese New Year as families come from far and wide to reunite for “Nian Ye Fan” – the reunion dinner. Eight dishes are served during the dinner.
“Gung Hay Fat Choy” means “Happy New Year” in Chinese.
It’s considered good luck to thoroughly clean the house before the festival commences and homes are filled with red paper strips, cutouts and decorations.
The Chinese New Year celebration ends with the Lantern Festival.