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Charred Brocc Florets with a Toasted Sesame Peanut Drizzle

Savory, toasty, robust charred brocc is a staple in this house. This recipe turns it up another delicious notch!

One of my absolute favorite things to make and eat is this recipe: Charred Brocc Florets with Toasted Sesame Peanut Sauce. Charred broccoli is a batch cooking go-to around here! It’s salty and toasty with the perfect bit of crisp. We all love it, and you will absolutely catch everyone in the vicinity of the pan sneaking by to pick on those little crunchies! Combined with a quick and simple, creamy, slighty tangy peanut sauce and nutty toasted sesame seeds, this is best served up on a big beautiful platter with freshly grilled fish, chicken, steaks, or portobello burgers. Add this to your must-try list for summer entertaining!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings


For the Charred Brocc

1 lb. broccoli florets, washed and dry

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Kosher salt & ground black pepper to taste

Lemon wedges for serving

For the Peanut Sauce with Toasted Sesame Seeds

½ cup peanut butter (check out my Homemade PB recipe)

1 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon coconut aminos or soy sauce

Optional: chili flakes for topping

1 tablespoon sesame seeds


Preheat oven to 375°

Char the Brocc

  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli florets in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Pour into a single layer on a sheet pan.

  3. Place in the oven for 45 minutes, tossing the florets halfway through.

  4. Remove and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before handling.

Mix the Peanut Sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl using a whisk or fork until evenly combined.

Toast the Sesame Seeds

  1. Add the sesame seeds to a small sauté pan. Toast over low-medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning, for about 5 minutes, until they are golden and smell toasted.

Assemble the Dish

  1. Place the charred florets on a large dish or serving tray and drizzle with the peanut sauce. Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds on top. Add some chili flakes or place them on the side if you want the option for some heat. Garnish with fresh lemon wedges and serve.

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