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Easy Sesame Broccoli

 Easy Sesame Broccoli
For a time-saving addition to supper, Myra Innes seasons broccoli spears with lemon, soy sauce and sesame seeds. It's a nice change from plain broccoli," she writes from Auburn, Kansas.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli spears
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add broccoli. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute sesame seeds in 1 teaspoon oil
  • until lightly browned. Remove from the heat. Stir in the sugar,
  • lemon juice, soy sauce and remaining oil. Drain broccoli; toss with
  • sesame seed mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce) equals 49 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.