Summer Salad of Radish, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Asparagus and Peas

Serves 4Preparation: 20 minsCook: 10 mins

This is a wonderful, healthy salad to try when the season for fresh, British greens begins. The radish gives it a wonderful colour, flavour and crunch. If you cannot get purple sprouting broccoli, then just buy any colour broccoli, with tender stems.

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Step by step

  1. Firstly prepare the vegetables. Wash and trim the purple sprouting broccoli, the asparagus and the radish. Slice the broccoli and asparagus into 3 cm pieces, and slice the radish thinly. Place the radish in a bowl of cold water.
  2. Using a double layered steamer, boil some water and steam the purple sprouting broccoli, the asparagus pieces and the peas for approximately 5-7 minutes. The vegetables should be quite tender, but still green and slightly crisp.
  3. Remove the vegetables from the steamer and set aside to cool on a clean preparation tray.
  4. In a little jug mix together the sesame seeds, rapeseed oil, zest and juice of the lime, the soya sauce, sugar, a pinch of sea salt and a generous grating of black pepper.
  5. In a roomy salad bowl, mix together the steamed purple sprouting broccoli, asparagus and peas. Add the drained radish slices.
  6. Add the soya and lime dressing. Toss the salad well. Serve.