Broccoli with Garlic Sauce Recipe

Published on September 8th 2022 by Jennifer Dodd.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Growing up as kid, the thought of eating broccoli was a nightmare. But broccoli is one of the most loved and used vegetables on the planet. These little trees are praised for being superfoods packed with almost all the vitamins and minerals a person needs to function and on the top of the keto list of foods to consume. Low calories and carbohydrates and high fiber and water content make for a healthy combination. 

Broccoli acts like a sponge and soaks up any flavors added to it. For this Broccoli with Garlic Sauce recipe, onions and garlic are cooked in sesame oil and tossed with broccoli, soy sauce, vegetable stock, sesame seeds, and homemade chili oil to add some kick. Add this as a side dish or pair it with brown rice and have it on its own. Another recipe you must try is the Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli.

What is the healthiest way to cook broccoli?

Steaming or stir-frying is the healthiest way to preserve vital minerals and vitamins from escaping from broccoli in the cooking process. 

What should you season broccoli with?

Broccoli can be seasoned with almost anything as it lends itself to different flavors. A simple dish of roasted broccoli with sea salt can be so tasty, so be sure to experiment and try your favorite flavors.  

Is broccoli good for weight loss?

Because broccoli is low in fat, calories, and carbs and high in fiber, it is a welcome addition to a healthy diet. 

What happens if you overcook broccoli?

If broccoli is overcooked, it becomes mushy and undesirable. However, if you've overcooked broccoli beyond recognition, the great news is you can always make our Broccoli and Cheddar Soup. Everyone wins. 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
2 persons


  • 1 pound Broccoli, cut into florets  

  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced 

  • 1/2 small Onion, sliced 

  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil 

  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Stock 

  • 3 tablespoons Light Soy Sauce 

  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds, optional for garnish 

  • 1 teaspoon homemade Chili Oil, optional to spice things up 


Add the sesame oil into a wok or large pan, placing it onto medium high heat on the stovetop.  

Arial view of a wok with sesame oil inside

Add the onions, and garlic, and sauté for 1 minute; careful not to burn the garlic. 

Onions and garlic being added to a wok

Add the broccoli tossing it together with the onions and garlic. 

Broccoli being tossed with onions and garlic in a wok

Add the vegetable stock and soy sauce to the broccoli. Cook and mix using a wooden spoon for 3-4 minutes until the broccoli is tender but still crunchy. 

Soy sauce and vegetable stock added to a wok filled with broccoli

Toss in the sesame seeds and chili oil if desired and serve on a plate or bowl. 

Sesame seeds and chili oil being stirred into broccoli with garlic sauce
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