Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sesame Broccoli

I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for something new to serve with chicken or beef. A vegetable is usually my choice, but which one? Broccoli is a great, filling vegetable, and 1 cup of broccoli has 0 points. Add some zip to broccoli with this tangy idea.

Sesame Broccoli
Serves 4

1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli, washed and dried
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar

Trim of the large leaves and ends from the broccoli. Cut the broccoli into spears. Arrange the broccoli spears in a steamer basket and set over boiling water. Cover and steam until crisp-tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and place in a serving bowl.

Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the sesame seeds and saute until lightly browned. Add the lemon juice, soy sauce and sugar and bring to a boil. Drizzle oil mixture over broccoli in serving bowl, tossing gently to coat.

Each serving is 1 cup (with a points value of 1).

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