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Miso is a super-healthy fermented soy product.  Miso has many benefits and it’s great for the skin too.  The vitamin E found in miso and soybean, is known as the “rejuvination vitamin,” because it prevents cell aging and helps improve blotchy skin.  This makes for a delicious side dish.

Makes 4 Servings


Ingredients Makes

  • 2 tablespoons dark miso
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted white or black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh 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


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. 

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

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