Roasted Asian Broccoli

Give broccoli the love that it deserves with this super savoury umami recipe. This is a perfect recipe for anyone who says they don’t like broccoli and I bet they will become a convert!

Broccoli is the original “superfood” – packed full of fibre, vitamins and minerals and the important polyphenols sulphoraphane and indole-3-carbinol which may support hormones and protect against cancer.

Gently roasted in the oven in a sesame-garlicky dressing, the broccoli flavour mellows without over-softening the texture. This makes a fantastic accompaniment to most main courses.

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Roasted Asian Broccoli

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian



  • Preheat the oven to 180℃ (fan).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sesame oil, soya sauce and crushed garlic. Set aside.
  • Prepare the broccoli by chopping it into florets. Place into a roasting tin and pour over the dressing, tossing well to ensure each piece of broccoli is coated.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, giving the roasting tin a good shake half way through to make sure the broccoli cooks evenly. When the broccoli is cooked transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.


  • Check the soya sauce is gluten-free such as Clearspring Tamari if necessary.
  • Any leftovers can be mashed and added to another dish such as an omelette.
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    1. Yes we are big fans of air fryers (no pun intended!) But not everyone has one, and it complicates recipes if we add too many options, and the timing and temperature do need testing to be sure.