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Easy Keto Sesame Broccoli

This simple keto broccoli side dish is easy to make and packed with flavor. Per serving: ~120kcal, 8g fat, 5g protein, 9g total carbs - 3.5g fiber = 5.5g net carbs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: broccoli, veggies
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 120kcal


  • 1 pound broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid aminos


Toast Sesame Seeds

  • In a dry pan over medium heat, toast sesame seeds for 60-90 seconds, or until fragrant and lightly browned. Stir in chili flakes and remove from heat.

Keto Sesame Broccoli

  • Heat sesame oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add garlic, and cook for 45-60 seconds or until fragrant. Add broccoli to pan, and stir to coat with oil/garlic. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add water to pan, and cook broccoli for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until water has evaporated.
  • Add sesame seed mixture and 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce (or liquid aminos) to pan. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until broccoli reaches desired tenderness, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat. Finish with remaining 1 tablespoon of soy sauce/aminos before serving.


  • For an additional flavor boost, use your favorite bone broth instead of the water in this recipe and/or add 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger alongside the garlic.
  • The chili flakes only add a mild heat to this keto sesame broccoli recipe. Add more to increase the spice.
  • Sesame oil really rounds out the flavor here. You can substitute another oil, but it won't be quite the same.


Calories: 120kcal