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

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and sesame seeds. Pour over broccoli, and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; 3.1 g protein; 7.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 253.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2011
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2005
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. Read More
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105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2003
It was o.k. but not outstanding. I brought it to a luncheon and not one of the 8 ladies present requested the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2005
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. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/23/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2003
I love this dish! I recommend doubling all the ingredients besides the broccoli for more sesame flavor. don't be afraid to heap on the seeds too! Excellent side dish! Read More
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