Salad of asparagus, broccolini, beans & sesame ginger dressing

Salad of asparagus, broccolini, beans & sesame ginger dressing

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Huxtabook
Serves
4 as part of a shared meal
Photographer
Chris Middleton

This is a pimped-up version of the Japanese sesame spinach I love, served with the Dashi-poached eggs. I love my greens and this dish contains three of my favourites. The greens can be blanched and refreshed and kept in the fridge ahead of time, then dressed at the last minute.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
400g broccolini
10-12 asparagus spears
500g green beans, as small as possible

Sesame ginger dressing

Quantity Ingredient
80g sesame seeds, toasted
40g peanuts, roasted
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

Method

  1. For the sesame ginger dressing

    Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth and thick, adding a little water if necessary to thin the dressing. The dressing can be refrigerated in a clean glass jar for several days; bring to room temperature for serving.
  2. For the salad

    Trim about 1 cm from the cut ends of the broccolini, then peel the long stalks using a vegetable peeler.
  3. Trim the asparagus stems, so the spears are about 12 cm long. Test that you have cut the woody part away by slicing a small disc from the end and tasting it. Peel the spears lightly using a vegetable peeler — about 3 cm from the tip for thick spears, but don’t worry about peeling thinner younger ones.
  4. To prepare the beans, just cut the stalk end off.
  5. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Cook the vegetables, one type at a time, for 4–5 minutes each, then remove and refresh in iced water.
  6. Drain the vegetables well on paper towel. Cut all the vegetables in thirds, on the diagonal.
  7. When ready to serve, toss the vegetables with a generous amount of the dressing and present in a large bowl or on a platter.
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