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Steamed Broccoli with Miso-Sesame Sauce

Serve this broccoli as a side dish or as a first course in place of a salad.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Body+Soul, October 2005


  • 2 tablespoons dark miso
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted white or black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup rice or soy milk
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, (cut from about 2 pounds of whole broccoli heads)
  • 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper


  1. In a small bowl, mix miso, sesame seeds, lemon juice, and oil. Slowly add the milk, stirring well. For a thinner sauce, add more liquid.

  2. Arrange broccoli florets in a steamer basket over a small amount of water. Steam florets until bright green and just tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer to serving dish; drizzle with sauce and garnish with red pepper.

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