sesame broccoli

sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in a food rut.

like, for awhile here, we were making roasted broccoli as a side vegetable with any meal that we felt like needed a little something green.  & while roasted broccoli is absolutely delicious, it’s most certainly not the only way to cook it.DSC 1799 sesame broccolithis sesame broccoli actually comes together faster than roasted broccoli & it’s good….in a different way.

first of all, it’s steamed, so it’s off to a healthy start.  then it’s lightly dressed up with asian flavors like ginger, rice vinegar & {my favorite} toasted sesame oil, & then topped with toasted sesame seeds.

serve it up the next time you’re in a veggie rut!

serves 4

2 heaping tablespoons sesame seeds
1 bunch broccoli, cut into spears
1 inch piece ginger, peeled & roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled & smashed
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
pinch of granulated sugar
pinch of salt

1.  add sesame seeds to a dry pan over medium heat.  toast, shaking frequently until lightly golden brown & fragrant.  set aside.

2.  in a pot, set up with a steamer insert, cook the broccoli spears over simmering water for 10 minutes.

3.  while the broccoli cooks, add the ginger, garlic, water, sesame oil, sugar & salt to the bowl of a mini food processor or blender.  pulse until combined.  add the cooked broccoli to a medium serving bowl, drizzle with the ginger mixture & sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

slightly adapted from food network magazine

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One Response to sesame broccoli

  1. Christina says:

    This sounds so good, I love rice vinegar too! I will definitely be trying this one soon.

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