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 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.


"A thriving household depends on the use of seasonal produce and the application of common sense." -Olivier de Serres, French agronomist

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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.


Sesame Broccoli with Cashews

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 cup

Cooking time: 30 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers.

Sesame Broccoli with Cashews recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 8 ounces broccoli florets
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 ounces roasted unsalted cashew pieces
  • 1 large shallot (finely minced)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • to taste fresh ground 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g 18%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 4g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 170%
Calcium 8% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 121mcg Potassium 526mg