Broccoli or Cauliflower with a Soy-Lemon Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is another great, easy, tasty, healthy recipe that I adapted from A Spoonful of Ginger by Nina Simonds.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a sharp paring knife, peel the tough skin from the broccoli stems and cut away the stem ends.
  2. Cut off the florets and cut the peeled stems on the diagonal into 1 1/2-inch thick sections.
  3. Separate the larger florets so that all are approximately the same size.
  4. If cooking cauliflower, remove any leaves and break or cut into florets, about 1 1/2 inches wide.
  5. Arrange the broccoli or cauliflower in a steamer tray, or on a plate set on a rack.
  6. Fill a wok or pot with several inches of water and heat to boiling.
  7. Place the vegetable over the boiling water and steam 6-8 minutes, or until tender.
  8. I like my veggies crisp tender so I steam mine just a few minutes.
  9. Steam them till they're the way you like, check after 3-4 minutes.
  10. Drain any water from the broccoli or cauliflower.
  11. Put the vegetable in a serving bowl, add the dressing, toss lightly and serve.
Most Helpful

This was really good! I used all broccoli, steamed in a saucepan. Then I removed the water and put everything together in the saucepan to warm the dressing and melt the sugar. Yummy, thanks!

dale! July 11, 2003

Great, easy & nice blend of flavours. I used all broccoli. I must admit I too did it the easy way like Dale..LOL Can see this dressing being used on other things, like a green salad for a change from french dressing. Thanks for posting, Cheers

Jen T April 15, 2004

Great recipe! I was very happy to find a new way to fix the broccoli/cauliflower mix that we sometimes have. I used a frozen 1lb broccoli/cauliflower mix and cut the recipe in half. Even the professed broccoli hater in the family ate it. Thanks Jude for the definite keeper!!!

Mama_Jennie July 16, 2013