Broccoli With Sesame Seeds

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

Tired of serving broccoli the same old way? Try something new and a little spicy! This recipe comes from Bon Appetit.


  1. Toast sesame seeds in heavy small skillet over medium heat until golden, about 5 minutes.
  2. Set aside 1 tbs toasted sesame seeds.
  3. Place remaining sesame seeds in a spice grinder.
  4. Add salt and 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper; grind coarsely.
  5. Set sesame-red pepper mixture aside.
  6. Steam broccoli until crisp-tender, about 7 minutes.
  7. Transfer to large bowl.
  8. Add oil, 1 tbs reserved sesame seeds, remaining 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper and 2 tsp sesame-red pepper mixture; toss to combine.
  9. Serve, passing remaining sesame-red pepper mixture separately.
Most Helpful

Maybe my peppers were a bit hot, but the brocoli got over shadowed a bit by the dressing. Next time I will cut the chilli a little, and add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. But as Bev said, it really was a ice change from normal old brocolli. I would put the dressing over any green veg, eg. asparagus, beans or Brussels sprouts.

JustJanS April 14, 2002

One of the best ways to have broccli I have tried! Adds alot of flavor to a sometimes bland vegetable! A great compliment to a meal.

Dan'l July 16, 2002

I only steamed the broccoli about 4 minutes as we like it firm, not mushy. Great flavors though with the sesame added. Great recipe.

riffraff January 18, 2004