Sesame Garlic Broccoli needs just 6 ingredients. It is vibrant with blanched broccoli and delicious with a simple dressing of garlic roasted with sesame oil. A perfect side. #Vegan #glutenfree #soyfree #nutfree #veganricha #recipeĀ 
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Sesame Garlic Broccoli

This Sesame Garlic Broccoli needs just 6 ingredients. It is vibrant with blanched broccoli and delicious with a simple dressing of garlic roasted with sesame oil. A perfect side. Vegan glutenfree nutfree recipe. Soyfree option
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: fusion, Vegan
Keyword: broccoli with garlic sauce, chinese garlic broccoli, garlic broccoli, sesame broccoli
Servings: 4
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 small heads of broccoli , cut into florets
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 large cloves of garlic , finely chopped or thin small slices
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp soy sauce , use tamari for glutenfree, coconut aminos for soyfree
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp water
  • sesame seeds and red pepper flakes for garnish , while and black sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt. Add the broccoli and cook for 3 to 5 mins (depends on the size of the florets and amount of florets to water).
  • Once the broccoli is bright green, take off heat, drain and wash with cold water.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium low heat. Once the oil is hot, add garlic, reduce heat to low. Mix well and cook until the garlic is golden. 4 to 5 mins. (Slow cooking the garlic will roast it without burning).
  • Add sesame seeds and sesame oil and continue to cook until the seeds start to change color.
  • Add soy sauce, red pepper flakes and mix well for a few seconds. Add a tbsp of water and mix and take off heat.
  • Drizzle over broccoli or add broccoli to the skillet and mix well. Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Notes

To make this a meal: Crisp 14 oz pressed tofu on a skillet until golden. For the sauce, Double the garlic, use 1 tbsp sesame oil, 2 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp water and cook. Add crisped tofu and broccoli to the garlic sauce (step 6) and toss well. Cover and let sit for 2 minutes. 
For thicker sauce, add 2 tsp cornstarch to the 2 tbsp water and then add to the sauce mixture at step 5. Cook to thicken, then mix tofu or broccoli in.
 
Nutrition is for 1 serve

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 956mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1895IU | Vitamin C: 271.7mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2.4mg