Simple Steamed Broccoli Recipe

Simple Steamed Broccoli Recipe
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

The flavor of broccoli can be a little harsh, but by steaming it you can soften the flavor a bit. Broccoli helps to regulate insulin and blood sugar, and as a dark green vegetable has a decent amount of calcium, so it’s a great addition to our diet. Pair it with calcium-rich sesame seeds for nutrition, flavor and a beautiful color contrast.

Simple Steamed Broccoli Recipe

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Makes enough for 2

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  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • A few leaves of chard (or other large-leafed green)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Rinse the quinoa with water, drain, add 2 cups water for every 1 cup quinoa. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt in the water, bring it to a boil for a minute, then turn down to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Quinoa is fully cooked when you see the swirl of the grains, with a translucent center, and it is fluffy. Do not stir the quinoa while it is cooking.
  2. Cut the broccoli into bite-size florets, cutting and pulling apart from the stem. Also chop the stem into bite-size pieces. Toss the broccoli and chard with salt to moisten them before steaming.
  3. Line a steaming tray with chard. Lay the broccoli in the steamer and place it over the boiling water. Leave this to cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the broccoli reaches the level of softness you’re looking for.
  4. Move the broccoli to a bowl, chop the greens and add them to the bowl along with the chopped green onion. Dress with the sesame oil and tamari and toss.
  5. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds (raw or toasted) and toss again, then serve.


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