Sesame Broccoli Salad



Serving size

about 1 cup
30 Minutes
60 minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes great leftovers. This recipe also requires making Roasted Garlic.

Sesame Broccoli Salad


1 bunch Broccoli, raw
1 quart Water
2 tsp. Sesame oil
3 tsp. Ginger root, raw (peeled and minced)
4 clove Roasted Garlic
2 tsp. Low sodium soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari sauce)
2 tsp. Rice Vinegar
1 to taste Black pepper
1 Tbsp. Sesame seeds
1 large Green onions (sliced crosswise)


Cut the broccoli into small flowerets about the size of an walnut.

Trim the tough edges of the large stem from the broccoli to expose the tender center. Cut the center into cubes.

Place the water in a pan fitted with a steamer basket.

Put the cubed stems in the steamer and then the flowerets. Place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Steam for 8 minutes.

Remove the broccoli from the pan and rinse under cold water. Set aside to drain.

Rinse out the steamer pan and dry.

Place the oil in the pan over medium high heat. Add the ginger and cook gently for about 4 minutes. Do not let the ginger get too hot - just simmer gently.

Place the garlic, soy sauce, vinegar and pepper in the pan and swirl. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Remove and let cool.

Place the steamed broccoli in a bowl. Add the sesame dressing, sesame seeds and green onion.

Toss until well coated and chill.

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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 low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

This salad is perfect for serving with a cup of soup for lunch or taking to your next pot luck. The ginger and garlic are so distinctive your friends will really love it.

"There he got out the luncheon-basket and packed a simple meal, in which, remembering the stranger's origin and preferences, he took care to include a yard of long French bread, a sausage out of which the garlic sang, some cheese which lay down and cried, and a long-necked straw-covered flask wherein lay bottled sunshine shed and garnered on far Southern slopes."

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows