Learn to love your greens: Sesame Broccoli and Edamame

This post was written by our Brand Ambassador, Angela Simpson of Eat Spin Run Repeat.

Are you the type that knows you should eat more veggies but just can’t seem to fit them into your meals in a way that you enjoy? This recipe is for you! Broccoli has so many awesome health benefits (it’s loaded with fiber, vitamins C and K, as well as minerals chromium and folate – just to name a few), but just eating it straight-up on its own can get old fast. Instead, give it a try in this tasty, easy to make Asian-style dish. You just might fall in love with it!

sesame broccoli and edamame

Sesame Broccoli and Edamame

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Serves: 2 as a light lunch, or 3 as a side dish


  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 cups chopped raw broccoli florets
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup thawed edamame
  • 1 tbsp toasted white sesame seeds


  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp honey


  • Chop all veggies and defrost the edamame if necessary.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a skillet over high heat. Add the veggie mixture and edamame, and stir-fry for no longer than 2 minutes. Broccoli stalks should be bright green but still crisp.
  • Switch off the heat and pour the sauce into the skillet. Toss to coat the vegetables, then transfer to a bowl.
  • Stir in the sesame seeds and serve immediately.

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Angela is an avid runner, fitness instructor, foodie, healthy living blogger, and owner of her business, Spin 360 Health Coaching. Having been overweight, unhappy and insecure as a teenager, Angela took control, changed her unhealthy habits, and adopted a clean eating lifestyle that she continues to maintain today. Her goal is to support, inspire, and motivate others to improve their health and be their best. You can learn more about her on her blog, Eat-Spin-Run-Repeat.com.

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