Sesame Broccoli Salad Recipe -
Sesame Broccoli Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Sesame Broccoli Salad

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"This bright green salad features blanched broccoli tossed in a light sesame dressing with toasted sesame seeds. Quick and delicious!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Toast sesame seeds for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the seeds begin to turn golden brown. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook broccoli in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes, or until desired tenderness. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and sesame seeds. Pour over broccoli, and toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 18, 2011

This is really good and a nice way to spruce up regular 'ol broccoli. I toasted my sesame seeds in a skillet vs. heating up my oven - a lot easier. I also used a steam in bag of broccoli to save time. I cut back the sesame oil to one Tbsp. and used low sodium soy sauce. I added some cracked black pepper and let this set for a couple of hours. I served this at room temperature and overall, very tasty.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 19, 2005

It seemed like a real waste to heat up my oven to 375 to toast 2 tb of sesame seeds for 3 minutes so I put them in a small skillet and toasted them on the stovetop. 2 tablesppons of sesame oil is a VERY intense amount of flavor (if you use the toasted asian sesame oil that I assume is supposed to be used). My husband isn't fond of the flavor so I scaled back to 1 tsp of sesame oil and used plain salad oil to make up the difference in the dressing. I think this would be better chilled as a previous reviewer did.

Jan 22, 2003

It was o.k., but not outstanding. I brought it to a luncheon, and not one of the 8 ladies present requested the recipe.

Jun 16, 2005

A very good alternative to steamed broccoli as a side dish. I let everything marinade for two hours before serviing and the flavors soaked into the broccoli nicely.

Mar 26, 2004

This is very tasty when served cold. I used vegetable oil in place of the sesame oil. Sesame oil can be overpowering. Thank! I make this often!

Sep 18, 2003

Made this recipe for a dinner party, it was great and super easy, I actually just steamed the broccoli and served it cold, let it sit in the fridge for about an hour to let the dressing soak in... very good, Thanks.

Nov 22, 2005

Enjoyed this very much. Served it as a warm side dish with honey ginger salmon. Changed sesame seeds to 1 Tbsp, used 3 Tbsp rice vinegar and only 2 tsp sesame oil. Needed a shaker jar to get sauce/dressing to emulsify. Also used Splenda. Thanks to the reviewers for the comments and to Sara for a great and easy recipe.

Jul 23, 2003

We didn't care for this one at all! I followed the recipe and since it didn't say to cool, I tried it (thus it was lukewarm). Hmmm, didn't really care for it so I thought I'd add some green peppers and mushrooms. Still didn't like it. So I thought I'd chill it to see if it improves. It got even worse. Now I'm throwing out what's left...which is alot! I forced myself to eat one bowl so I didn't feel so bad wasting it (and to see if the taste grows on me). Sorry Sara, this quick salad didn't do it for me.


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  • Calories
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 254 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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