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overhead view of ginger sesame broccoli in white bowl with white and black plates underneath. Microplane with fresh ginger in upper left. White bowl with sesame seeds on left. Stack of plates in lower right.

Ginger Sesame Broccoli

Author: Janet Harlow
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2 cups
This ginger sesame broccoli is a quick and easy side dish that goes well with Asian flavored meals.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 9 mins

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  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 Tbsp neutral oil
  • 2 tsps soy sauce tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 tsps agave or other sweetenter
  • 2 " piece of ginger peeled
  • 1 medium sized garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • pinch of salt omit if using soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  • Heat a 12-14" skillet over a high flame for a minute. Have a lid that fits the pan set aside. Add the neutral oil and swirl to spread around the pan.
  • Add the broccoli and toss to coat. Cook tossing or stirring for another minute. If you like your broccoli more firm, go to step
  • If you prefer you broccoli more cooked and soft: hold up the pan lid like a shield and add 2 Tbsps water to the pan. The oil will splatter when the water hits it. Cover the pan, leaving just a crack open and steam the broccoli until most of the water is evaporated.
  • Add the soy sauce or coconut aminos, sweetener and salt, if using, and toss. Pull the pan off the flame and grate the garlic clove directly into the pan using a microplane. Tap the microplane on the pan to release the garlic. Grate the ginger for 30 seconds directly over the pan and again tap the microplane to release the ginger.
  • Add the sesame oil, put the pan back over a medium flame and stir a few seconds to combine.
  • Serve topped with toasted sesame seeds.


Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 486mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g
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