Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

Garlic BroccoliMost kids love Chinese take-out and will gladly eat broccoli.

I make this for the “big kid” in my life — my husband. He hates veggies, but he coo-coo for Asian flavors that perk up this crisp tender, nutritional packed veg!

Serves 4

Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch fresh broccoli, (about 1 1/3 pound)
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola or corn oil
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds

Instructions

  • Trim broccoli and cut into florets. Peel stalk with a vegetable peeler and slice thinly. Set aside.In a medium bowl, stir garlic, broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar or sugar substitute, and sesame oil.
  • Heat a large skillet over heat high and add the canola or corn oil. When the oil is hot, carefully add the broccoli. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring continuously until the broccoli begins to brown slightly. Reduce the heat to medium and add 1/4 cup of water. Cover and cook 3 to 4 additional minutes until the broccoli begins to soften.
  • Lower the heat to medium low. Pour sauce over broccoli, cook 2 to 3 minutes longer until the broccoli is tender-crisp and the sauce thickens. Sprinkle with scallions and almonds if using. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 cup without almonds): 92 calories, 3 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat (0 g saturated), 5 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 192 mg sodium.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 cup with almonds): 117 calories, 4 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 7 g fat (0 g saturated), 5 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 206 mg sodium.

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 3 (for both)

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Comments

  1. yum. this definitely sounds like broccoli that even non-broccoli lovers will enjoy!
    i am absolutely going to have to try this one.

  2. Enjoyed making this and it was delicious. As close as I’ve come to replicating that wonderful, classic New York Chinese take-out ‘Broccoli with Garlic Sauce’ (which I miss terribly living as an ex-pat here in Europe).

  3. Ever since moving to the south this is one of the dishes I missed the most from the northern/midwest states. Next time I’m going to add shrimp to it.

  4. peter padagus says:

    was very tastey.can’t wait to try somemore of your recipes..

  5. delicious and very healthy lunch served with brown rice :-) thanks for the recipe!

  6. Just tried it! Absolutely scrumptious!

  7. Absolutely brilliant – great, simple, QUICK recipe that even us guys can make :)

  8. I am a college student who is trying to learn how to cook some delicious, healthy recipes, and this was a great start!

    I threw in some crushed red pepper to add a little kick :)

    Thanks!

  9. Great recipe – I added a little bit of schezwan sauce. Thanks!

  10. Chelsea says:

    I made this for my family with brown rice and they loved it! I used honey for sweetener.

  11. This is totally delicious. I will double the garlic sauce recipe so I can have some sauce for my brown rice. I never cooked fresh broccoli before and it came out just the way I like, with a “snap”

  12. My East Coast/Chinese Food snob hubby had nothing but great things to say about this recipe. Even before adding the chili flakes. A rarity in our house! Thanks!

    • Thanks Erika, glad to hear it! You can also add grilled chicken to that and a side of steamed brown rice to make it a meal. So nice to hear that your cooking up a storm :)

  13. Instant hit with the family – 3, 7 and 44. Will absolutely make it again. Easy and delicious!

  14. Nice Healthy Dish!

  15. kristine says:

    just made this, absolutely delicious. Im stuck in po-dunk Ohio with no good chinese anywhere in sight…. this reminds me of Wo-Hop in NY

  16. Your recipe is easy to follow and so delicious. I love chineese food, preferably when I try to make it myself so I know what’s in it.I also like Thai food, so I made my own version of Pad Thai and it turned out great. Thank you

  17. sounds great. I am going to try it with tofu to get my protein in too! thank you!

  18. I TRIED TO PRINT THIS RECIPE AND GOT TEN PAGES OF GARBAGE FOR A ONE PAGE RECIPE

    • Uli Iserloh says:

      @Jack: Jack, look under the recipe title for the textlink entitled PRINT. When you click that link, it brings up a nicely formatted one-page recipe. Save the PDF to your desktop, then print it — hope that answers your question.

  19. I’ve made this numerous times; it’s a great recipe. I like to add onions, red peppers, some hot chilis and serve it over brown rice! Very delicious and much less heavy than traditional takeout! Thanks :)

  20. I’m with Uli – not a fan of veggies, but you’re right, veggies in Asian dishes are really quite sublime. I’m making this ASAP! (PS My dog is crazy for raw broccoli stalks)

  21. Melanie Also Tyler Melashenko says:

    My wife and I really liked it, but we found we needed to make a double or triple portion to get as much sauce as we wanted. (also doing a little more cornstarch helps at times, cause I think it is better if it isn't too runny).

  22. Tara Marie says:

    added soy sauce and ginger…pretty good.

  23. My daughter loves this dish and it’s so quick & easy to make!

  24. Really? In what way…

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