Tenderstem® broccoli with Toasted Sweet Sesame Sauce

Tenderstem® broccoli with Toasted Sweet Sesame Sauce

This Japanese-style Tenderstem® broccoli is a quick and easy side dish that makes a delicious accompaniment to chicken or fish.

Recipe created by food blogger, Food to Glow (kelliesfoodtoglow.com)

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

5 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Dairy free
  • Nut free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 160
  • Fat 8.9g Medium
  • Saturates 1.6g Low
  • Carbs 12.2g
  • Sugars 11.7g Medium
  • Fibre 4.1g
  • Protein 5.8g
  • Salt 0.63g Medium
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  1. Steam the Tenderstem® broccoli for 3 minutes.

  2. While the Tenderstem® broccoli is steaming, use a pestle and mortar to grind the 3 tbsp of toasted sesame seeds to a rough paste. Then add the sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil or water and grind to a nearly smooth sauce. Add a little more sesame oil or water if necessary. Taste, and adjust with salt or sugar if you wish.

  3. Add the steamed Tenderstem® broccoli to a warmed serving bowl and carefully toss through the sauce.

  4. Sprinkle over the remaining sesame seeds and crunchy onions, if using. Serve warm.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.