Sesame Ginger Broccoli | Dixie Chik Cooks

Sesame Ginger Broccoli

This Sesame Ginger Broccoli is so delicious, you’ll crave this stuff for breakfast. Now, even if you’re not a broccoli fan, just give this a chance. 

Sesame Ginger Broccoli

You have no idea what this will do to you. (Isn’t that dramatic?)

It will change your life and have you craving broccoli on the regular.

This is where I was initially inspired.

Originally published in 2007 by Elise from Simply Recipes, this recipe has been on regular rotation in this house since.

She’s awesome.

Sesame Ginger Broccoli

Pair this with anything – grilled chicken or fish, steak, or just eat it by itself. It’s that good.

Feel free to tweak this to your taste – adding more soy sauce or ginger, or toasting the sesame seeds. Elise does toast hers, and I’ve made it both ways.

I’ve literally eaten this broccoli for breakfast a few times because I love it so much.

Now, check out my pretty glass bowl and serving tongs.

Sesame Ginger Broccoli

This is what I stored my leftovers in. It’s the 2-in-1 Salad Servers“>2-in-1 Salad Server from OXO.

They’re the bomb.

The glass containers can go from freezer to oven (without cracking or shattering) and have these amazing snap close plastic lids with four locking tabs and removable gasket that form a leak proof seal.

They’re nestable and stackable, and easy to store in your cabinets. The serving tongs lock together at the bottom, and can be unsnapped and locked together in reverse for storage.

I’m absolutely loving these things.
Sesame Ginger Broccoli

What Can I Serve With Sesame Ginger Broccoli?

Really, just about any protein will go great with it. My Moo Shu Chicken would go great, so would my Spicy Pineapple Beef. If you’ve never had Asian French Dips, those would go great with it, as well. Even if you just want veggies, add a baked or sweet potato and some crusty bread and you’ll be set.

Here’s your printable-

Sesame Ginger Broccoli

Sesame Ginger Broccoli

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

The broccoli with the most umami.


  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 tsp peanut oil
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsps sesame seeds


  1. Mix broth, soy sauce, sesame oil: Mix the stock, soy sauce, and dark sesame oil together in a small bowl, set aside.
  2. Sauté the broccoli, garlic, ginger by heating peanut oil in a large, coverable sauté pan over medium high heat.
  3. Add the broccoli and stir to coat with the oil, Sauté for about a minute.
    Clear a space in the middle of the broccoli and add the ginger and garlic.
  4. Add a little more oil to the ginger and garlic (about a teaspoon) and sauté for half a minute, stirring just the garlic and ginger, until fragrant.
  5. Stir the garlic and ginger in with the broccoli.
  6. Add the stock/soy sesame oil mixture to the pan, bring to a simmer and reduce the heat and cover.
  7. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, until broccoli is still firm, but can be pierced with a fork.
  8. Remove broccoli with a slotted spoon to a bowl.
  9. Return pan to heat, increase heat to high and boil down the liquid until just a couple tablespoons remain.
  10. Turn off heat, return broccoli to the pan, add the sesame seeds, toss with the liquid and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 6gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

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