Steamed Veggie w Sesame Sauce

These steamed vegetables may be ordinary but add in the Japanese sesame dipping sauce and POW, you have a veggie dish that’s healthy and irresistibly good!

A piece of steamed broccoli being dipped into a Japanese sesame sauce.

Steamed vegetables with Japanese sesame sauce is a great alternative way to prepare vegetables.  Even non-veggie loving kids love this sauce!

What’s great about this dish is it’s a very straightforward and easy dish to prepare since all it requires is steaming the veggies.

The real star of this dish is the Japanese sesame dipping sauce.  It’s all the goodness of Japanese cuisine combined into one sauce.

This recipe is also highly customizable allowing you to add any type of vegetable you prefer.  Look below for some vegetable suggestions.

Steamed spinach being picked up with a pair of white chopsticks.

What is steamed veggies with Japanese Sesame Sauce?

Steamed vegetables are dipped in a sauce made from sesame seed, garlic cloves, miso, and soy sauce mixture.

What other kinds of vegetables can I add to this recipe?

Some of our favorite vegetables to steam include:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Baby Boy Choy
  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Green beans

How long does the Japanese sesame sauce last for?

The sauce can keep in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 5 days.

Tips and tricks for making this steamed vegetable recipe?

Make more sauce and save it for later.  The sauce can be frozen and thawed when ready to use.

Steaming Times

  • Root vegetables (Burdock) 9 minutes
  • Hard green vegetables (Broccoli) 6 minutes
  • Green leafy vegetables (Spinach) 3 minutes
  • These are just guidelines for cooking times.  Please cook until your desired preference

A plate of steamed vegetables including asparagus, boy choy, spinach, Japanese gobo, and tomatoes served with a Japanese sesame dipping sauce, top down shot.

Do you have other vegetable recipes I can try?

Now, let’s get steaming some veggies!

  • Prepping Time 10M
  • Cook Time 10M
  • Total Time 20M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~8g
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

Vegetables

  • 4-6 Spears of Asparagus
  • 2-3 Broccoli Florets
  • 4 Inch of Burdock Root (Gobo)
  • 1 Baby Bok Choy
  • 4 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Bunch Spinach

Sauce (this makes between 2-3 servings)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Bring Japanese sake to a boil, then remove from heat and side aside.

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3) Use a Mortar and Pestle to grind down the Toasted Sesame Seeds until flour like texture is achieved.

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4) Grind down garlic or use a garlic press and set aside.

5) In small mixing bowl, combine ground sesame seeds, ground garlic, Miso, Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, heated Japanese sake, Monkfruit Erythritol Blend and a pinch of salt.  Transfer to serving bowl.

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6) Prepare all vegetables to your liking.

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7) In a fry pan, add enough water to fill ~1/2 inch from the bottom.  Add cooking rack inside the fry pan (if you don’t have a cooking rack, you can improvise with a ceramic bowl and wire mesh/aluminum foil).  Cover and bring the water to a boil.

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8) Once water is steaming, cook vegetables as follows: root vegetable 9 minutes, hard green vegetables 6 minutes, soft leafy vegetables 3 minutes

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9) Plate all veggies and serve with side dipping sauce.

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Steamed Veggie w Sesame Sauce

These steamed vegetables may be ordinary but add in the Japanese sesame dipping sauce and POW, you have a veggie dish that's healthy and irresistibly good!
5 from 7 votes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Keyword: Japanese vegetable, steamed vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 142kcal

Ingredients

Vegetables

  • 4-6 Spears Asparagus
  • 2-3 Florets Broccoli
  • 4 Inch Burdock Root Gobo
  • 1 Whole Baby Bok Choy
  • 4 Whole Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Bunch Spinach

Sauce

  • 3 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seed
  • 1 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Miso
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 2 tsp Rice Vinegar can sub with distilled white vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Bring Japanese sake to a boil, then remove from heat and side aside.
    Steamed Veggie w Sesame Sauce Recipe (2)
  • Use a Mortar and Pestle to grind down the Toasted Sesame Seeds until flour like texture is achieved.
    Steamed Veggie w Sesame Sauce Recipe (30)
  • Grind down garlic or use a garlic press and set aside.
    Steamed Veggie w Sesame Sauce Recipe (5)
  • In small mixing bowl, combine ground sesame seeds, ground garlic, Miso, Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, heated Japanese sake, Monkfruit Erythritol Blend and a pinch of salt. Transfer to serving bowl.
    Steamed Veggie w Sesame Sauce Recipe (25)
  • Prepare all vegetables to your liking.
    Steamed Veggie w Sesame Sauce Recipe (16)
  • In a fry pan, add enough water to fill ~1/2 inch from the bottom. Add cooking rack inside the fry pan (if you don't have a cooking rack, you can improvise with a ceramic bowl and wire mesh/aluminum foil). Cover and bring the water to a boil.
    Steamed Veggie w Sesame Sauce Recipe (17)
  • Once water is steaming, cook vegetables as follows: root vegetable 9 minutes, hard green vegetables 6 minutes, soft leafy vegetables 3 minutes
    Steamed Veggie w Sesame Sauce Recipe (18)
  • Plate all veggies and serve with side dipping sauce.
    Steamed Veggie w Sesame Sauce Recipe (31)

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Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1034mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7970IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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