Broccoli & peas with sesame seeds, soy & honey

Broccoli & peas with sesame seeds, soy & honey

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(14 ratings)

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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Kellie Hester's picture
Kellie Hester
4th Sep, 2019
Really nice change to just boring old peas and broccoli... taste is well balanced! Very quick to make also!
8th May, 2017
Delicious, quick and easy
28th Mar, 2016
Quick and easy, very tasty. I toasted pine nuts and added some lemon juice to the mix, was a nice addition.
18th Jan, 2015
Nice but probably would use less soy sauce next time. Liked the toasted sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
23rd Oct, 2013
so only cook the broccoli for 2 minutes? seems short?
12th Jul, 2013
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!
2nd Aug, 2012
Delicious side dish!!! Next to mackerel for dinner felt very light and exceptionally satisfying.
5th Mar, 2012
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!
16th Feb, 2012
Fabulous side dish. Very tasty.
24th Nov, 2011
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!


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