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Broccoli with Sesame Sauce Recipe

Broccoli with Sesame Sauce

Broccoli with Sesame Sauce

Sesame Sauce is a very convenient seasoning for vegetables.  It is quick and easy to make. Then just mix with your favorite steamed or boiled veggies.  It is also very healthy because there is no added fat or oil in it.   When you eat salads, a lot of the time, the dressing is the problem for healthy eating.

Broccoli is one of the super vegetables, and you would like to eat a lot, but maybe not plain.  Instead of cheese or butter, use this Sesame Sauce, and it doesn’t add very much calories.

We also have Green Beans and Sesame Sauce Recipe and Spinach with Sesame Sauce.  If you like this recipe, check out the others too!

Broccoli with Sesame Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 small servings


  • 1/2 lb broccoli
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds, ground
  • roasted sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Cut broccoli into small florets.
  2. Steam or cook broccoli in boiling water for 1 1/2 minutes.
  3. Grind sesame seeds, and mix with soy sauce and sugar in a bowl.
  4. Mix sauce and cooked broccoli.
  5. Sprinkle sesame seeds on broccoli.

Broccoli with Sesame Sauce

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Broccoli with Sesame Sauce

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  • jesse
    January 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Love it. so easy.

    • Noriko
      January 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm


  • John
    February 16, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Goma Dare, Is this the same dish you made with Broccoli ?

    • Noriko
      February 23, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Goma Dressing is a different recipe from the sauce for Broccoli with Sesame Sauce Recipe.

  • Fernando
    April 22, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Hi, Noriko-san.

    Great recipes, I had a question. How do you take care of your suribachi? I’ve had doubts whether I should buy one, as they seem kinda fragile (being ceramic).

    Excelent site!

    • Noriko
      May 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      I don’t put it in dishwasher, but other than that, it is easy to take care of. Wash with soap and a bottle brush to get rid of food.

      • Fernando
        June 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm

        Thank you Noriko-san.

        I have another couple of questions, while studying in Japan as a kenshyuusei, my kaisha co-workers took to a restaurant where we had miso-nabe with a kind of tightly-rolled gohan, ho you know what are those called, and with the same friends we went to a seafood restaurant where we had some sashimi, the thing is it came with a little sprig of little flower buds (I think) and you took them from the spring and it gave the shouyu a nice lemon-like tangy taste, I have been trying to find what those were, and how are they called, but to no avail, do you, by any chance know what those are?

        Thank you again, and excelent recipes!

        • Noriko
          June 4, 2014 at 12:35 am

          I have no idea…the tightly rolled rice may be Kiritanpo, but I’m just guessing.

          • Fernando
            June 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

            Thank you, will have to keep looking then! 😀

  • Purnima
    September 9, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Hello Noriko San,

    Super, easy n healthy option for salad dressing.

    Thanks, Purnima

    • Noriko
      September 12, 2014 at 1:25 am

      you’re welcome!

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