Recipe: Orange Sesame Broccoli Recipe

Broccoli is known as a powerhouse vegetable.  Why? It is one of the best sources of indole-3 carbinol, a plant-based compound that is associated with reduced cancer risk.  Broccoli is also a rich source of vitamin C and folate.  The oranges give a new flavor to “every day” steamed broccoli.


  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons expeller pressed canola oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, steamed
  • ½ cup orange sections
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Add orange rind, orange juice, honey, black pepper, salt and crushed red pepper to canola oil.
  2. Add steamed broccoli florets, orange sections, green onions and sesame seeds.


  • Four servings

Nutritional Information per serving: 

  • 128 calories, 2 grams protein, 8 grams fat,12 grams carbohydrate,
  • 2 grams fiber, 164 milligrams sodium