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Savory Broccoli in Garlic Sauce

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  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main, Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Vegan


One of the easiest, quickest, and tastiest meals I prepare is to steam some veggies and drizzle on a tasty sauce, like this Broccoli in Garlic Sauce. It tastes better than any takeout and literally comes together in minutes.


  • 1 small head of broccoli (about 2 cups florets)
  • or 1 bag frozen broccoli & cauliflower mix
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp red chile flakes (or gochugaru)
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp marmite
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp spicy mustard
  • 2 Tbs corn starch
  • 2 Tbs water


  1. Cut all the florets from a small head of broccoli and add them to a steamer basket.  Steam covered for 3 minutes in a pot with 1-2 inches of boiling water, then remove and place them in a bowl of ice water,  Set aside. 
  2. Mince garlic and add to a small saucepan along with a few tablespoons of veg broth or water, ginger, and chile flakes.  Saute for a minute while stirring.
  3. Add the broth and all the remaining ingredients except the corn starch and water.  Stir and bring to a simmer.
  4. Make a slurry by whisking the corn starch and water together and slowly stirring it into the sauce until it thickens. 
  5. Drain your broccoli and add to the sauce.  Stir to coat and simmer for 1 minute.
  6. Serve over rice.