This is based on a classic Japanese sesame greens dish, and is delicious served with crispy fried tofu and rice or noodles.
Sesame Dressed Greens
| Dietary: Vegan, can be gluten-free using tamari instead of shoyu
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 350g seasonal green vegetables (broccoli, Romanesco, kale, purple sprouting etc.)
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 4 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp shoyu or if gluten-free ½ tbsp tamari
- 1 tbsp light brown sugar
- Wash and cut the vegetables into bite sizes.
- Steam until just cooked and cool under running cold water.
- Drain the vegetables and drizzle with a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil.
- Toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan until a golden colour. Make sure to keep stirring the sesame seeds as they are burn easily.
- Place 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds in a mortar and grind until a paste is formed.
- Mix in the shoyu and sugar into the sesame paste. The paste will be too thick at this stage so gradually add a little water until it has a runnier drizzling consistency.
- Drizzle the sesame dressing over the prepared vegetables and scatter generously with the extra tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds to serve.
Delicious food photography by Rob Wicks of Eat Pictures.
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