Sep 18, 2015

Asian Greens with Sesame Dressing

I love Asian greens. Not only are they delicious and easy to prepare, but they are also healthy, low in fat and bursting with vitamins, minerals and other health boosting goodies. An added bonus is that this recipe takes about 15 minutes to prepare.


2 bunches Asian greens (such as bok choy, choy sum etc) – stems trimmed

2 bunches broccolini or 2 heads broccoli cut into florets – stems trimmed

1 tablespoon tamari


1/3 cup white sesame seeds

1/2 tablespoons caster sugar (or 2 teaspoons stevia)

1 tablespoon sake

2 tablespoons instant dashi or instant miso soup made up to packet instructions

2 tablespoons tamari


To make the dressing, toast the sesame seeds in a fry pan over a medium heat stirring regularly for 5-6 minutes until golden.

Put the toasted sesame seeds in a bowl leaving 1 teaspoon aside for sprinkling.

Add the caster sugar, sake, tamari and the dashi or miso soup to the seeds. Using a stick blender (or, if you don’t have a stick blender, put it all into a food processor) blend until it forms a coarse paste.

Bring a pot of water to the boil. Add the broccolini and cook for 2 minutes until just tender.

Lift out with tongs and plunge into iced water.

Add the greens to the boiling water for 1 minute.

Drain and plunge into iced water.

When cool enough squeeze excess moisture form the greens and drizzle with 1 tablespoon tamari

Toss the greens with the dressing, sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the top and serve.