Warm Broccoli Salad

Warm Broccoli Salad

We love a warm salad, and this one is no exception. Broccoli stays crunchy yet tender in the microwave, and a simple dressing and sprinkle of sesame seeds brings it to the next level.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

2 mins

Cook Time

3-4 mins

Free Time

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  • 2 cups (150g) broccoli, medium florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger 
  • ½ clove garlic, minced 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons red wine vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Mix together broccoli, oil, ginger, garlic, and salt in the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, or until broccoli is vibrant green and just tender.
  2. Add red wine vinegar and sesame seeds and toss thoroughly to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add slivered or toasted almonds for an added crunch.
  • Enjoy warm or chilled. 
  • Try sesame oil instead of olive oil.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.