Steamed Broccoli with Miso-Sesame Sauce


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


  • 2 tablespoons dark miso

  • 1 ½ tablespoons toasted white or black sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • ½ 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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