Sesame Broccoli Salad

Serves 6 – 8


This healthy Sesame Broccoli Salad recipe is a crunchy & delicious antioxidant powerhouse touting 207% of your RDA for vitamin C, 129% of your vitamin K & 80 % of your vitamin A!


What You’ll Need:

Large Sauce Pan



Measuring Cups & Spoons

Large Kitchen Knife

Micro Plane Grater

Salad Bowl



1 ½ Pounds Broccoli

2 Teaspoons Sea Salt

1 Red Pepper, Sliced

1 Cup Carrot, Grated

1 Cup Water Chestnuts, Sliced

1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds


Dressing Ingredients:  (makes about 3/4 cup)

2 Tbsp Honey Ginger Balsamic

1 Tbsp Well-Stirred Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter)

½ Cup Sesame Oil

2 Tbsp Vegetable Broth

1 Tsp Garlic, Minced

1 Tsp Sea Salt

Fresh grated ginger root (about an inch or to personal taste)

Shakes of Hot Sauce


How to Put it Together:

1) Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add 2 teaspoons sea salt. Boil broccoli for about 3 minutes until tender crisp. Transfer the pot from the stove to the sink; add cold cold water to the pot to stop the cooking. Strain the broccoli and give it one more cold water rinse. Pour the broccoli into a large salad bowl; place it in the fridge to cool.


2) Into the blender, add the tahini, garlic, sea salt, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hot sauce and vegetable broth. Grate the fresh ginger root right into the blender; blend all the ingredients together until emulsified.


3) Remove broccoli from the fridge, add it to the bowl. Add sliced red pepper, grated carrots, sliced water chestnuts and sesame seeds to the bowl; pour the dressing over the entirety of the bowl and toss well.


4) Serve and enjoy!


Nina’s Tasty Tip:

Keep your ginger root in the freezer. It lasts for months with great flavor and is a lot easier to grate!


248 Calories

5 grams of Protein

20 Grams of Total Carbohydrates

3 Grams of Sugar

4 Grams of Fiber

18 Grams of Total Fat

3 grams of Saturated Fat

0 Grams of Trans Fat

0 mg of Cholesterol

156 mg of Sodium

207% RDA Vitamin C

129% RDA Vitamin K

80% RDA Vitamin A

31% RDA Manganese

23% RDA Folate

18% RDA Vitamin B6

14% RDA Potassium

12% RDA Magnesium

12% RDA Phosphorus

11% RDA Thiamin

11% RDA Riboflavin

11% RDA Copper

• Glycemic load: 10