Sesame broccoli

Sesame broccoli

Dressing up broccoli with sesame and soy only takes a few minutes and makes it taste great. The secret is to toast your own sesame seeds – it’s fast and easy and they taste amazing.


  • 1 Tbsp raw sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 5-6 cups broccoli florettes


To toast the sesame seeds

  • Add the sesame seeds to a dry frying pan and set on the stove top on medium-high heat.
  • Continuously shake the pan to keep the sesame seeds moving around. After a couple of minutes, the sesame seeds start to change colour. Watch closely at this point, because they can quickly burn.
  • Once the sesame seeds are a caramel colour, remove them from the pan. (If you leave them there, they will burn, even if you’ve removed the pan from the heat!)

To make the broccoli

  • Lightly steam the broccoli for 1-2 minutes, until it changes from grey-green to bright green, and the centres are still crunchy.
  • Heat sesame oil in a frying pan, add the broccoli, and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the soy sauce and stir-fry 1-2 minutes more until broccoli is tender. Stir in the toasted sesame seeds and serve.
Sesame broccoli Serves 4
Calories 114
Total Fat 8.4g
Total Carbohydrate 8.1g
   Dietary Fibre 4.3g
   Sugars 0.1g
Protein 4.8g