Broccoli & peas with sesame seeds, soy & honey

Broccoli & peas with sesame seeds, soy & honey

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
Transform your side dish into something special with this low-fat, taste-packed recipe, delicious with fish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal68
  • fat3g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 100g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tsp clear honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • ¼ tsp sesame oil


  1. To make the dressing, mix the soy, honey and sesame oil together. Mix the seeds together. Boil the broccoli and peas for 2 mins, then drain.

  2. Tip the broccoli and peas back in the pan, pour half the dressing and half the seeds over, and shake for a few secs. Serve sprinkled with the rest of the dressing and seeds.

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Comments (11)

matt5409's picture

Quick and easy, very tasty. I toasted pine nuts and added some lemon juice to the mix, was a nice addition.

lizleicester's picture

Nice but probably would use less soy sauce next time. Liked the toasted sesame seeds and poppy seeds.

Wixta's picture

so only cook the broccoli for 2 minutes? seems short?

kasiafronck's picture

This is a lovely side dish for all sorts of chinese-y, japanese-y main courses. I've served it with the miso salmon also on this site and it was delicious!

thorting's picture

Delicious side dish!!! Next to mackerel for dinner felt very light and exceptionally satisfying.

alicate81's picture

Very nice side dish!! I have absolutely no imagination when cooking broccoli and this was a great idea! I used lemon instead of honey though and it was very tasty!

lucymellor's picture

Fabulous side dish. Very tasty.

SueChef1's picture

i varied this so much it's almost another recipe - BUT v good and inspiring. Use broccoli and asparagus; used oyster sauce, maple syrup and sesame seeds for the sauce. Everything else the same - ie poppy seeds but no peas. Really delicate yet tasty!

lolaypop's picture

Did it without the peas and poppy seeds and it was lovely, just a little over-powering with the other dishes!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Really lovely. Added a depth of flavour to otherwise bland broccoli.

vcrovato's picture

Lovely side dish, I never thought of using soy sauce on anything but ethnic food, so this was a great surprise - works a treat

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