Roasted Broccoli Steaks with Miso Butter

Not only does miso provide an earthy, umami flavor, but it’s also a fermented food that contains beneficial probiotic bacteria. Here, it’s used as a base for a seasoning butter, which melts beautifully over the tender broccoli “steaks.”

Bonus: Recent research has suggested that consumption of this green cruciferous veg may be connected to improvements to the gut’s lining – so this dish is doubly beneficial.

Prep Time
10 min
35 min


  • 1/4 cup organic or grass-fed unsalted butter, at room temperature

    4 tsp white miso

    1 tsp grated lemon zest

    3–4 large heads (about 4 lb total) broccoli, bottoms of stems trimmed

    3 tbsp avocado oil

    ½ tsp sea salt

    ¼ tsp ground black pepper


1. Place a large rimmed baking sheet in oven and preheat to 450ºF.

2. In a small bowl, mash together butter, miso and lemon zest until well combined. Use immediately or form into a log, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months. (Yields 5 tbsp butter.)

3. Using a sharp chef’s knife, cut ½-inch-thick “steaks” lengthwise down center of each head of broccoli. (Broccoli heads vary in size, so the yield of steaks will vary slightly; when chopping, some florets will fall off; reserve them and remaining broccoli for another use.) Brush steaks all over with oil and season with salt and pepper.

4. Remove baking sheet from oven and add broccoli steaks. Return to oven and roast, turning once halfway through, until lightly browned on the outside and tender throughout (but not mushy), about 20 to 25 minutes.

5. Divide steaks among plates. Place a dollop of miso butter (or a slice, if you’ve chilled it) on each steak. Wrap and reserve any remaining miso butter in the refrigerator or freezer for another use.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories 253
  • Carbohydrate Content 14 g
  • Cholesterol Content 24 mg
  • Fat Content 21 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 7 g
  • Sodium Content 489 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 10 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g