Recipe: Tenderstem, Beetroot & Toasted Seed Salad with Lemon Dressing
6:10am Friday 15th March 2013 in Freetime
A quick, easy and healthy salad, great for lunch or as a starter in the evening.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
100g Tenderstem, stems cut in half
40g mixed seeds (e.g. sunflower, pumpkin, sesame)
½ tbsp Kikkoman Soy Sauce
125g plain cooked (vacuum packed) beetroot, drained and cut into wedges
Small bunch fresh chives, snipped
For lemon dressing:
1 tbsp cold pressed rapeseed oil (we used Hill Farm Oil)
Juice ½ lemon, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper & sea salt, to taste
What to do:
1. Make the dressing by whisking together the rapeseed oil and lemon juice to taste. Season with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt. Set aside.
2. Steam or boil the Tenderstem® for 3 to 4 minutes until just tender but with a little bite.
3. While the Tenderstem® is cooking toast the seeds by tipping them into a small frying pan. Add Kikkoman Soy Sauce and cook over a medium heat, tossing regularly to coat all over, for about 3 minutes until the seeds are crisp and golden. Take care not to burn them or they will taste bitter.
4. Arrange the cooked Tenderstem® and beetroot wedges on a plate, drizzle over the dressing and sprinkle over the toasted seeds and chives. Serve immediately.
Submitted by www.lovebeetroot.co.uk