Friday 26 August 2011

A vegetable salad with a great sauce

Broccolini and Sweet Sesame Salad
from Plenty, Yotam Ottolenghi, Ebury Press, 2010

I’d never used broccolini until I tried this recipe. I’ve seen it at the greengrocer’s but, being used to broccoli, I’ve always settled for that. Thanks to Plenty I’ll be using broccolini much more.

There are really three vegetables in this salad: French beans, mangetout and the broccolini. Each of the vegetables is cooked separately. They are then mixed with some oil.

A sauce is made—a very different sauce—with tahini, mirin and honey among other ingredients. This is poured over the vegetables. It’s such a tasty sauce that I think I could easily use it in other vegetable-based salads.

Taste: ✔✔✔✔
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔ 

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