Asparagus and radish salad with green chilli and ginger dressing recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 12 mins to prepare and 3 mins to cook
  • 76 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Let the earthy flavour of tender asparagus shine in this healthy salad dressed with fresh ginger, chilli and lime. Hazelnuts and peppery radishes bring a satisfying crunch to this speedy salad that can be made in just 15 minutes.

  1. Cook the green beans in a pan of salted, boiling water for 3 minutes, or until tender. Drain, refresh under a cold tap and drain again. Arrange on a serving platter with the asparagus, spring onions, radishes and herbs.
  2. To make the dressing, combine the ginger, garlic and chilli in a small bowl. Add the lime juice and sesame oil. Season with a pinch each of salt, pepper and sugar; mix well.
  3. Scatter the hazelnuts over the salad and spoon over the dressing.

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  • Ingredients

  • 100g (3 1/2oz) fine green beans, trimmed
  • 1 x 250g bunch asparagus, shaved into long strips using a vegetable peeler
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) radishes, finely sliced
  • small handful fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • small handful fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • For the dressing

  • 5cm (2in) piece fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 green chilli, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
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  • Energy 314kj 76kcal 4%
  • Fat 5.5g 8%
  • Saturates 0.7g 4%
  • Sugars 2.9g 3%
  • Salt 0.3g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 3.6g Protein 3.3g Fibre 1.5g


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