Pumpkin and Broccoli with Walnut Miso

Kabocha Broccoli Kurumi Ae

  • By
    Reiko Kono
  • Time
    10 minutes
Pumpkin and Broccoli with Walnut Miso

Do you suffer from the classic conundrum: you want to eat healthily, but you’re just too busy to find the time to cook? Well here’s a fantastic veggie side dish that is packed full of flavour and pops out of the microwave in just a few minutes.

By combining a few common vegetables with miso and walnuts, you’ll create something so delicious that it’s bound to be put on regular rotation in your household.

What’s more, broccoli and pumpkin are high in carotene and vitamin C, and walnuts are a great source of vitamin E. So not only is it great for your tastebuds, but it’s also fantastic for your skin!

Nutrition per Serving
  • Calories
  • Sodium
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  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
  • Cholesterol


  • 3.5  oz Pumpkin
  • 3.5  oz Broccoli
  • 0.5  oz Walnuts
    • A
    • tsp Miso
    • tsp Mayonnaise
    • tsp Sugar
    • tsp Mirin (Japanese sweet sake)


Step 1

Cut the pumpkin into bite-sized pieces, place on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 2 minutes.

Pumpkin and Broccoli with Walnut Miso

Step 2

Separate broccoli into small bunches, place in a baking dish, cover softly with plastic wrap, and microwave at 600 W for 1.5 minutes.

Pumpkin and Broccoli with Walnut Miso

Step 3

Mix seasonings (A) in a bowl, add pumpkin, broccoli and roughly chopped walnuts and dress.

Pumpkin and Broccoli with Walnut Miso


For small children, substitute mirin for sugar.

Doctor / Culinary Expert

A doctor who’s also a mother of a ten year-old daughter, Reiko has made contributions on the theme, "disease prevention that starts in the kitchen", proposing simple and delicious health recipes that can be realized by busy parents. Her goal is to spread preventive medicine to the home from the viewpoint of food. She also works in health and dietary education for children as it is important that correct knowledge of foods and health starts at a young age. Her motto is "sharing healthy, delicious and easy to make dishes for everyone".