Spicy Sprouting Broccoli

sauteed broccoli with diced garlic
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Number of Servings: 
4 servings
Recipe Source: 
Garlic: The Mightly Bulb by Natasha Edwards ($24.95, Firefly Books, 2012)


  • 1 12 lb sprouting broccoli or kale
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 12 Tbsp olive oil
  • 12 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely sliced
  • 1 red chili, deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli and blanch for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a small frying pan, add sesame seeds and toast over medium heat for 2 minutes until they start to pop. Set aside.
  3. In another frying pan, heat oils over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger, and chili, and fry gently for 2 minutes.
  4. Add broccoli and coat with oil mixture. Add vinegar and soy sauce and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Serve with sesame seeds sprinkled over.


  • Sprouting broccoli is a variety of broccoli with a larger number of heads, many thin stalks, and a delicate flavor.
Nutrition Info: 
108 Calories, 6 g Protein, 0 mg Cholesterol, 15 g Carbohydrates, 4 g Total sugars (0 g Added sugars), 5 g Fiber, 4 g Total fat (1 g sat), 186 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin C, Vitamin K, ★★★ Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 (folate), ★★ Folate, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium