Pic of Sesame spring greens

Sesame spring greens

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Sesame spring greens

Side Serves 4 15 min
Full of vitamins and folic acid, spring greens are the welcome herald of a change of season. The easiest way to shred them is to make a pile of leaves with the tough stalks removed, roll them up together lengthways, then chop. This quick, punchy vegetarian recipe also works really well with purple sprouting broccoli or cabbage.



  • 2 heads spring greens, shredded
  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped

for the dressing

  • 3 tbsp groundnut oil (or sunflower)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 5 min


  • Step 1

    Blanch the greens in boiling, salted water for 3 minutes. Drain and refresh.

Make the dressing

  • Step 1

    by whisking together the remaining ingredients, add to the greens and toss.
  • Step 2

    Sprinkle with spring onions to serve.

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