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Plate of broccoli with Asian-style garlic sauce
4.74 from 15 votes

Broccoli with Asian-Style Garlic Sauce

A super easy side dish featuring fresh, nutrient-packed broccoli drenched in a savory Asian-inspired garlic sauce.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
CourseSide Dish
CuisineAsian-Inspired, Gluten-Free Option, Vegan
Servings4 side servings


  • 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.)


*Oil-free option: omit sesame oil and saute with 3 Tbsp. vegetable broth/water instead, adding more as needed. Some flavor will be lost, but you can sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving if desired!
For gluten-free, use tamari.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 120 kcalCarbohydrates: 11 gProtein: 3 gFat: 8 gSaturated Fat: 1 gPotassium: 312 mgFiber: 2 gSugar: 2 gVitamin A: 630 IUVitamin C: 82 mgCalcium: 47 mgIron: 1 mg