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Gingered Broccoli with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Yield 4 (1-cup) servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 4 cups broccoli flowerets
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, cut into 1- x 1/4-inch strips
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon peeled, minced gingerroot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 66
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 2.1 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 10.2 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 187 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place sesame seeds in a small nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until seeds are golden. Remove from heat.

  2. Cook broccoli in boiling water to cover 3 to 4 minutes; add red pepper. Cook 30 seconds; drain, reserving 1/3 cup liquid.

  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium heat until hot. Add gingerroot and garlic; saute 30 seconds. Add reserved liquid; bring to a boil. Add broccoli mixture, sesame oil, and salt; toss gently. Transfer to a serving platter, and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

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