Garlicky Sesame-Cured Broccoli Salad

A simple to prepare crowd pleaser perfect for mealtime, snacking or entertaining

Garlicky Sesame-Cured Broccoli Salad

Highly munchable and addictive!

We got this recipe for Garlicky Sesame-Cured Broccoli Salad years ago from a friend and have been making it ever since.

It is a crowd pleaser and so simple to make. You simply heat up olive oil, sesame oil, lots of garlic and other spices then pour over raw broccoli. ย The hot oil steams the broccoli a bit so the it’s al dente with the perfect amount crunch! ย And the broccoli is bursting with flavor! Highly munchable and addictive!

Can be prepped ahead and stays for days.

Scroll down to see the recipe.


Garlicky Sesame-Cured Broccoli Salad
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Easy to prepare, perfectly "cooked" but crunchy broccoli, bursting with flavor! Highly munchable and addictive!
Recipe type: Sides, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan
  • 1½ teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 2 heads broccoli, 1 pound each, cut into bite-size florets
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 fat garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons roasted sesame oil
  • Large pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Note: I often cut recipe in half
  1. In a large bowl, stir together the vinegar and the salt
  2. Add broccoli and toss to combine
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil until hot but not smoking
  4. Add garlic and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute
  5. Stir in sesame oil and pepper flakes
  6. Pour mixture over broccoli and toss well
  7. Let sit for at least 1 hour at room temperature
  8. Chill if you want to keep for more than 2 hours
  9. Serve at room temp

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