Sesame Broccoli with Cashews



Serving size

1 cup
30 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers.

Sesame Broccoli with Cashews


8 ounces Broccoli, raw (florets)
1 quart Water
2 tsp. Sesame oil
1 ounce Dry roasted cashews
1 Large Shallots, raw (finely minced)
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper
1 tsp.. Sesame seeds


Place the water in a saucepan fitted with a steamer basket and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli to the basket and steam, covered, 8 minutes.

Remove the broccoli from the saucepan and place on a plate to cool.

Place the sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and add the cashews.

Cook, stirring frequently, for about 1 minute. Adjust the heat so they don't brown.

Add the shallots and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.

Add the broccoli, salt, and pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes.

Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the dish and serve immediately.

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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.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Sesame oil and broccoli are made for each other. The slight bitterness of the broccoli is well balanced by the umami flavor from the toasted sesame oil. These flavors along with the sweetness of the shallots and the roasted flavor of the cooked cashews makes for a perfect complement to almost any meal.

"A thriving household depends on the use of seasonal produce and the application of common sense."

Olivier de Serres, French agronomist