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!)
A quick & easy side dish PACKED with flavor! The smell is downright 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.)