Yield: 4 servings
5 from 1 vote

Sesame Orange Broccoli

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese


  • kosher salt
  • 12 oz broccoli (cut into florets)
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove (finely minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 scallion (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Red pepper flakes (to taste (optional))


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.
  • Add broccoli and boil for 1 minutes.
  • Drain and immediately place broccoli in a large bowl of ice water to stop it from cooking.
  • In a small bowl add orange juice, soy sauce, orange zest and cornstarch, whisking until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • Heat a non-stick wok or large deep skillet over high heat.
  • Add sesame oil, scallions, garlic and ginger and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add the sauce and broccoli and sauté 1 to 2 minutes, until the broccoli is crisp tender. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes (if using).
  • Serve immediately.


Makes 3 cups.


Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 52kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 295mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 3g
Blue Smart Points: 1
Green Smart Points: 1
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 1