Super Easy Ginger Garlic Broccoli

October 12, 2018


Do you ever get bored with eating vegetables?  Be honest!  It’s one of the top three reasons people give me for not eating enough of vegetables.  It appears to occur quite frequently with broccoli especially after a long winter.

One of the things that I help people with when they see me for nutrition counseling is finding easy, enjoyable ways to fit healthier eating into their life.  I frequently say that “Healthy doesn’t have to mean boring!”

Well, here’s a recipe that proves that!  It’s quick, easy and works with meat, chicken or fish.  I also recommend making extra as the leftovers are good cold or reheated.

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Lisa’s “Ginger Garlic Broccoli”

Here's a quick and easy broccoli dish that works with chicken, beef, pork, fish or even tofu.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: asian, Farm to table, Mediterranean, vegetarian
Keyword: broccoli, garlic, ginger, stir fry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Lisa Garcia, MS, RDN, LD, CLT


  • 1 pound fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1.5 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons oil
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce*


  • Cut broccoli florets and stems into bite-sized pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl along with the water.
  • Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • While the broccoli is cooking place the ginger, garlic, and oil in a large fry pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium. (Do not heat the pan before adding the oil, ginger and garlic!)
  • Gently stir until the garlic and ginger begin to sizzle and jump. This usually takes 1 to 3 minutes.
  • When the garlic just starts to turn slightly brown on the edges, immediately add the broccoli. (Be careful not to get any of the remaining water into the pan.)
  • Cook for 2 to 3 minutes stirring frequently to distribute the garlic and ginger.
  • Remove from the heat and serve.


Make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free tamari sauce instead of soy sauce.
Nutrition facts below do not include the addition of the optional reduced sodium soy or tamari sauce.


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 37mg | Fiber: 3g



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