Fresh broccoli with garlic sauce! A super easy Asian-inspired side dish featuring nutrient-packed broccoli drenched in a savory garlic sauce. (Plus it’s done in only 15 minutes!)
We love this quick & easy side dish packed with flavor! The smell is heavenly when the garlic sauce hits the pan. It may even convince the pickiest eaters that broccoli is in fact… delicious! 😉 This recipe makes about 4 side servings, however I find it to be pretty addictive so it usually ends up as 2-3 servings for us.
How to Cook Broccoli
There are a couple different methods of cooking the broccoli, depending on your preference. Stir-frying (as in the directions below) will leave a nice crunch. If you want to achieve more tender broccoli, simply steam for a few minutes first and then continue with the directions to stir fry. (And if you want a kick, try adding crushed red pepper flakes.)
If you enjoy this, you may also want to check out another one of my favorites: Broccoli Cashew Stir-Fry!
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Broccoli with Asian Garlic Sauce
- 4 cups broccoli florets (1 large bunch)
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil (*oil-free option below)
- 2 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch (or arrowroot or thickener of choice)
- Optional topping: sesame seeds, red pepper flakes
- Mince garlic.
- In a bowl, add garlic, tamari (or soy sauce), broth, and cornstarch. Whisk to combine.
- In a large skillet over med-high, add sesame oil and heat for a minute.
- Carefully add broccoli florets. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring often to prevent burning.
- Reduce heat to med-low, then and add garlic sauce. Stir well to coat.
- Cook for about 3 minutes, or until broccoli is desired tenderness. (The sauce will thicken and absorb into the broccoli.)