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Microwave Steamed Broccoli with garlic and sesame seeds

Microwave steamed broccoli tossed in garlic and sesame seeds
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine global vegetarian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 large or 2 medium sized broccolis
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds + more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon


  • To prepare microwave steamed broccoli, break the broccoli into bite sized florets and give it a good wash.
  • Place the florets in a microwave safe bowl with a lid and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes
  • Alternately, place them in a steamer basket and steam for 7-8 minutes until they are cooked but retain a bite.
  • While the broccoli is cooking, heat oil in a large pan. Crush the garlic with salt in a mortar pestle and fry in the oil on a medium flame for a minute or so. Don’t let it turn dark brown in colour.
  • Add the sesame seeds to the oil and fry quickly on a high flame for a few seconds.
  • Transfer the steamed broccoli to the pan and toss well in the garlic-sesame mixture.
  • Remove this to a serving bowl. Squeeze a lemon over the broccoli and it’s ready to serve.