This Side Dish Takes Center Stage

I love broccoli, but let’s face it, it doesn’t have a lot of personality. Cooking Light transforms it from bland to bold in minutes!  I decided to try the orange sesame recipe but there are six other combos—it just depends on your cravings!


As a base you’ll need: 4 cups of steamed broccoli and 2 tbsp. canola oil. For the orange-sesame flavor combination, you’ll need; 1 teaspoon grated orange rind; 2 tablespoons orange juice; 1 tbsp. honey; ½ tsp. black pepper; ¼ tsp. salt; ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper to the oil. Then, add the broccoli, ½ cup orange sections, 2 chopped green onions (I decided to opt out of adding these) and 1 tsp. sesame seeds for decoration.

This side dish works well with other Asian-flavored dishes. Try it with cold sesame noodles, Cooking Light’s Japanese Chicken Meatballs (this post will come later this week, it’s on the menu for Tuesday!), or homemade General Tso’s chicken. I can’t wait to try the other flavor sensations. Boring broccoli is now the star of the show! Try one of these and let me know what you think! But until next time, keep eating!


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