TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup each baby carrots, broccoli florets and sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 60 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, garlic and water. Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring twice; drain. Stir in the butter, sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sesame Vegetable Medley in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p27

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anselr User ID: 2011539 103328
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"We made this just like the reviewer before with only broccoli and carrots since that's all we had. We also added the soy sauce which added to the flavor. The only thing I would do differently is start cooking the carrots first and then add the broccoli after a few minutes so that the broccoli doesn't overcook. Very good recipe but it needs to be doubled to make 4 servings in my family!"

Meesh233 User ID: 272245 169490
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2009

"This side turned out great, my husband and I finished it all in one sitting! I didn't have mushrooms or zucchini, so I used 4 cups total of broccoli and baby carrots (sliced) instead. I also added a splash of soy sauce. Delicious! Don't skip toasting the sesame seeds - it really makes a difference and it is so easy to do. I served this with the Sesame Ginger chicken and Grilled Sweet Potatoes recipes from this site."

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