Special Diet Information

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

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a NOT a low sodium recipe.

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

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


"Never eat broccoli when there are cameras around." -Michael Stipe

The refrigerator light goes on...

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.


Sesame Ginger Broccoli

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking time: 30 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers.

Sesame Ginger Broccoli recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. dark sesame oil
  • 1 large shallot (finely minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 4 tsp. reduced sodium soy sauce or reduced sodium gluten-free tamari sauce
  • 1 lb. broccoli (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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4.5g 5%
  Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 114%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 120mcg Potassium 400mg