Broccoli with sesame seeds and crushed chilis

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Broccoli with sesame seeds and crushed chilis
Marlene of the Lone Oak Ranch says cherries are about 8 weeks away and white nectarines are about the size of marbles. Remember the stone fruits from last year? There is likely to be a fruit crisp in the near future. This week's recipe is excellent for a picnic and is also a good source of calcium. The ingredients are particularly easy to remember.


  • 1 lb broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red chilis


Toast the sesame seeds in a heavy skillet over medium heat being careful to remove them as soon as they begin to brown. In a skillet, cover broccoli with cold water . Bring to a boil, then simmer until dark green and al dente. Drain and immerse in cold water to prevent overcooking. Combine the toasted sesame seeds with the remaining ingredients and toss with the broccoli.