Sesame Ginger Broccoli



Serving size

about 1 cup
30 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers.

Sesame Ginger Broccoli


1 tsp.. Sesame seeds
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1 Large Shallots, raw (finely minced)
2 clove Garlic, raw (minced)
1 Tbsp. Ginger root, raw (peeled and minced)
1/8 Tbsp. Red Pepper Flakes
4 tsp. Low sodium soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari sauce)
16 ounces Broccoli, raw (cut into 1 inch flowerets)
2 Tbsp Water


Place the sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium high heat and toast for 5 minutes.

Stir frequently and don't allow the sesame seeds to turn to dark or burn.

Set aside.

Place the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

When hot add the shallot and cook for 1 minute. Stir frequently.

Add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes.

Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 4 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the soy sauce and stir.

Add the broccoli and increase the heat to medium high.

Toss well and cover.

Cook for about 2 minutes.

Toss the broccoli and add the water.

Cover and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until the broccoli is slightly tender and bright green.

Serve topped with the toasted sesame seeds.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers, and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.


This is a NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Broccoli on its own is fantastic. Sweet and crunchy raw and even sweeter when cooked. It is amazingly versatile and this recipe is a great example. The sesame oil and garlic bring a great roasted umami flavor to the dish and the spice of the ginger and red pepper flakes add some zing. The soy sauce brings it all together.

"Never eat broccoli when there are cameras around."

Michael Stipe