Chinese Broccoli with Garlic and Miso - Slender Kitchen

Chinese Broccoli with Garlic and Miso

By Kristen Mccaffrey
adapted from:
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(2 PointsPlus®)

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About once every couple of months I make the 40 minute trek to my absolute favorite Thai restaurant and completely throw away my diet for the night.It’s all about moderation and balance, right? They have the most incredible food and for about a year, when I lived one block away from it and weighed a bit more, I ate takeout from there almost weekly. Like out of the box, watching reality TV, stuffing my face take-out. It wasn’t pretty but the food is amazing. And one of my favorite dishes from there has the most delicious Chinese broccoli in it. So for the first time I decided to try and make my own at home and it turned out surprisingly delicious. Can’t find Chinese broccoli? This recipe would work with normal broccoli as well or perhaps broccolini if you can find it.

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Chinese Broccoli with Garlic and Miso

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  • 1 lb Chinese broccoli, sliced
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 U clove garlic, minced
  • 3 U cloves garlic, whole
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
3/4 cup (134g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70
Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 244mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g


  1. To prepare the Chinese broccoli for cooking, cut off the very bottom of the stems and then cut in thirds. This will leave you with some pieces that are mostly stems and other pieces that are mostly leaves. This is what you want.
  2. Add about 1 inch of water to the bottom of a saute pan and add the Chinese broccoli and 3 whole cloves garlic. If you need to layer the broccoli, put the stems on the bottom and leaves on the top since the leaves cook more quickly. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Cover the pan and let steam for three minutes. Then remove the broccoli and set aside. Pour out any remaining water and wipe to dry.
  3. Still on medium heat add the cooking oil, whole garlic cloves, garlic, ginger, and chile flakes. Cook for about 30 seconds until everything becomes fragrant and turn off the heat. Add the miso, 2 tbsp water, soy sauce, and broccoli. Cook for about 1 minute more and serve warm.
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