Sesame Broccoli



  • 1 teaspoon puréed fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon or orange juice
  • 2 pounds broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together ginger, soy sauce, oil and lemon or orange juice in shallow serving bowl. Set aside.
  2. Trim, peel and cut the broccoli stalks diagonally into 1/2 inch slices. Steam broccoli until tender-crisp.
  3. Transfer broccoli to serving dish and toss with ginger sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and pepper.


6 servings

Nutrition Tip

Cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, broccoli, and brussels sprouts, are rich sources of nutrients and phytochemicals that help support the immune system and fight cancer.

A 2000 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that three or more servings of cruciferous vegetables a week slashes prostate cancer risk by nearly 50 percent.

In addition, these vegetables are high in fiber, and also offer Vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, iron, and folic acid.

Source: Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook, 1995.

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