This sweet, salty and tangy Broccoli in Strawberry Sauce is a fruity flavored vegetable entree. Its a unique combination with great flavors and amazingly deliciousness.
These Strawberries, tastes marvelous in any form. They are packed with antioxidants and are wonderfully sweet and delicious. Many desserts with strawberries are shared not only online but in most eateries but my imagination went slightly in a different direction and I came up with this savory Strawberry Sauce with Broccoli florets. 🙂
I know Broccoli can sound boring to many of us but this recipe Broccoli in Strawberry Sauce is a must try.
It has sweet, tangy and spicy flavors with fresh strawberries flavored with garlic and basil leaves, spiced up with sriracha sauce and some Asian touch by adding soy sauce and Worchester sauce (low sodium).
After cooking broccoli in this delicious and flavorful strawberry sauce its incredible flavors are brought out. The juicy, moist, crunchy taste of broccoli will definitely take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride and when you serve this Broccoli in Strawberry Sauce entrée over the bed of steamed rice/brown rice you will most likely become a fan of broccoli if you aren’t yet. 🙂
When I was thinking about a recipe with strawberries my mind only went for desserts but my heart wanted to go beyond my box and create some unique entrée. Without giving further thought to it I started with the recipe.
How to make Broccoli in Strawberry Sauce
- I heated some oil and flavored it with garlic, sesame seeds and fresh basil herbs (dried basil can also be used).
- Then, I added scallions and all the sauces and chopped strawberries and mashed them with the food masher. I loved the beautiful color that the combination brought but I was still anxious about the final outcome.
- Afterwards, I added the remaining spices and cooked broccoli in the sauce.
Smelled delicious and enticing!! 🙂
This time I wanted my husband to taste it first. As for me, I was slightly skeptical and nervous and had no guts to put this entree in my mouth. I served this entree on the bed of steamed rice with a half-smile on my face.
He ate it all! Unbelievable…… He ate it alllll! He actually ate it all! Unbelievable! Now it was my turn to try it. I ate this entrée with steamed brown rice and I ate my share as well without even blinking. 🙂 . Yiippee!!!
Wow! It was amazing and delicious and mind blowing. The sweet and tangy flavors of strawberries and a medium spice flavor of sriracha and black peppers and juicy, moist and crunchy broccoli, together they made a magnificent dish. 🙂
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Broccoli in Strawberry Sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- 1 tsp white sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 cup chopped scallions
- 3 cups chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- Heat oil in a nonstick wok/pan and add garlic, sesame seeds and basil. Just when the seeds start to crackle add scallions and saute well.
- Add strawberries, mix, and cover and cook until the strawberries start to release its juice.Add maple syrup and mix. When the strawberries are soft mash them in the pan with a food masher. (Make sure to mash the strawberries very well). Add rest of the ingredients to the strawberry sauce (except broccoli).
- Once it comes to a boil fold in broccoli and make sure that the all the broccoli florets are properly coated.
- Cover again and cook till broccoli softens a bit. (Should not my mushy and the crunchy texture should be maintained).
- Serve hot over your choice of rice/quinoa.
- If desired you may reduce the quantity of vinegar to ½ tbsp.
- If you think your strawberries aren’t sufficiently sweet add ¼ tsp sugar.
Patty H says
I love broccoli. I am gonna have to try this. It is unique for sure.
Wow, this is a combination of flavors I would never ever think to put together, but I can definitely say that you have me intrigued! I am bookmarking this to try sometime!
I cannot even imagine what this will taste like but your pictures make it look good!
This recipes tastes sweet, spicy and tangy with some Asian flavors as well. It surely is a roller coaster ride for taste buds but its delicious. My husband loved it and encouraged me to post this recipe. 🙂
I love strawberries and broccoli, but I have never put them together. I might have to try this.
Definitely fancy giving this one a go when strawberry season rolls around again. Should imagine it’s a great way to use up any slightly mushy ones that you don’t want to serve up whole! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Elaine Allen says
Interesting combination of flavors. Might have to build up the courage to try this:) Thanks for posting.