Broccoli with miso sesame dipping sauce recipe | Waitrose

  • Vegetarian


3 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tbsp caster sugar

1 tbsp Japanese rice vinegar

1 tbsp mirin

3 tbsp sweet white miso

2 x 220g packs Tenderstem broccoli spears, trimmed


1. In a small frying pan, slowly toast the sesame seeds over a low heat until golden, about 4-5 minutes. Reserve a large pinch of the seeds to decorate, and grind the remainder in a pestle and mortar (or in the small bowl of a food processor) until fine. Mix in the soy, sugar, vinegar, mirin and miso; set aside. 

2. Bring a pan of slightly salted water to the boil. Blanch the broccoli for 2-3 minutes, or until just tender. Drain, rinse in cold water, then pat dry on kitchen paper.

3. Transfer to a serving platter, sprinkle over the reserved sesame seeds and serve alongside the dipping sauce.


The sauce can be made up to a day ahead, and the broccoli cooked and cooled up to 6 hours in advance.


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  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 391kJ
Fat 4.4g
Saturated Fat 0.7g
Carbohydrate 8.5g
Sugars 7.5g
Protein 4.9g
Salt 1.4g
Fibre 2.5g

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This recipe was first published in Sat Nov 01 16:15:00 GMT 2014.