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Lemon Ginger Broccoli has delicious Asian-inspired flavors that go perfectly with fresh steamed broccoli.

Lemon Ginger Broccoli

After the last few days of indulging, we’re definitely ready for some healthier food options. This recipe for Lemon Ginger Broccoli is both healthy and delicious!

Today’s quick and easy recipe is delicious when served warm, right after cooking. But it’s also great served chilled, or added into a fresh greens salad.


Lemon Ginger Broccoli

How do you make Lemon Ginger Broccoli?

Steamed broccoli is tossed with a light Asian-inspired sauce made by combining soy sauce, lemon juice, lemon zest, freshly grated ginger and sesame oil.  Some hot sesame oil also adds just a little bit of heat (it’s not too spicy at all – just the perfect amount of warmth) and it really compliments the broccoli and other flavors.

This Lemon Ginger Broccoli recipe, originally published in this low-carb cookbook, also calls for a small amount of fructose or sugar to be added to the sauce, which helps to mellow out the flavors.  We think this sauce is delicious without the added sweetness, but let your own taste buds decide – adding fructose (or sugar) is optional.

Lemon Ginger Broccoli

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Lemon Ginger Broccoli

Lemon Ginger Broccoli

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 mins
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: steamed
  • Cuisine: Asian


¼ cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

1½ teaspoons toasted sesame oil

1½ teaspoons hot sesame oil (or hot pepper oil, which is found more readily at the grocery store, may be substituted)

1 tablespoon fructose or sugar (optional)

8 cups bite-sized broccoli florets and peeled stems (about two medium crowns)


  1. To prepare the sauce, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, lemon zest, freshly grated ginger, sesame oil, hot oil and fructose in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Steam the broccoli for about 3-4 minutes until tender but still crisp. Drain well.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli and sauce and toss to coat the broccoli.
  4. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

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  • Carole wrote:

    Martha, thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We are now getting a great collection of dishes using ginger together. I hope you have stopped by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog by Google Reader. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

  • Carole wrote:

    Hi there. Food on Friday: Ginger is open for entries. This looks like a good one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Happy New Year!

  • kat wrote:

    These two flavors sound so yummy together! Definitely going to have to try this 🙂

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Kat! Let us know how you like the recipe once you’ve tried it! Martha

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