Soy Sauce Roasted Broccoli: Enjoy This No-Fuss Broccoli Dinner
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We all have that one ingredient which is absolutely loved by some and hated by others. Broccoli is one such ingredient. Ever since, the human race started growing and consuming broccolis, those who have liked it have preached it. However, if cooked in a certain way with carefully crafted flavours, broccoli has the capacity to turn all its haters into lovers just like Beyonce.

Being considered as a major source of nutrition, the roots of the vegetable go back to the Roman Empire. It is essentially a large edible flower. The stalks and flower florets are eaten raw and have a flavour which will remind you of cabbage. Broccoli was engineered from cabbage by the Etruscans – an ancient civilization who lived in what is now Tuscany, who were considered horticulture geniuses. Its English name, broccoli, is derived from the Italian word ‘Broccolo’ which translates to ‘the flowering crest of a cabbage’. 

It has been considered as a valuable food by the Italians ever since the Roman Empire. However, it was first introduced in England in the mid-18th Century and was then referred to as ‘Italian Asparagus’. Due to the multiple benefits and the health qualities that Broccoli possesses, the consumption of the vegetable has tripled in consumption over the last 30 years. So, let us show a quick 5 minute recipe, which is so scrumptious to eat that even if you don’t like broccoli, you will love it after having it in this way.

Here’s the recipe for Soy Sauce Roasted Broccoli.


    1 cup broccoli crowns

    1 tbsp raw sesame seeds

    2 tbsp olive Oil

    1 tbsp sesame seed oil

    2 tbsp soy sauce

    Black pepper



    Preheat your oven at 425°C.

    Take a small bowl and add olive oil, sesame oil and soya sauce. Mix well and this will be your salad dressing.

    Now, wash the broccoli in water. Peel its stems and cut the head of the broccoli into half. 

    Place these broccolis on a baking tray. Drizzle the prepared oil mixture over the tray. Make sure to cover all the veggies with the oil mix. 

    Sprinkle some sesame seeds over the broccoli. 

    Now, add crushed black pepper and salt and mix well. 

    Spread the broccoli into an even layer over the tray.

    Roast for 10 minutes. Turn the broccolis and roast for the next five minutes.

    Check if the broccolis are tender and are crisped on the edges.

    Take them out of the oven. Season with soya sauce, black pepper and sesame seeds (optional).

    Serve hot at room temperature.