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Low-Carb Sesame Broccoli

This simple Low-Carb Sesame Broccoli recipe is packed with flavor from four simple ingredients, including garlic, ginger, sesame oil and soy sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli recipes, low carb broccoli, low carb steamed broccoli, low-carb sesame broccoli, sesame broccoli, steamed broccoli
Servings: 6
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 - 2 heads fresh broccoli


  • To toast sesame seeds, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Spread sesame seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.
  • Wash and cut broccoli into florets.  Steam until crisp-tender either in the microwave or in a steamer insert on the stove top (approximately 5 to 7 minutes).
  • In a small saucepan, add soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic.  Stir and cook on low for 1 to 2 minutes.  Do not boil.
  • To serve, arrange hot broccoli in a serving dish; pour warm sauce on top and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 


  •  You should store sesame oil in a dark place at room temperature to prevent it from forming off-flavors.
  • Sesame seeds are optional in this recipe.
  • To make the sesame seeds more flavorful, you can roast them in a 375 F degree oven for 3 to 5 minutes on a baking sheet.
  • Try our top low carb recipe: Low Carb Tuscan Soup.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1263IU | Vitamin C: 181mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg