Watson's Eatery's broccoli and mung bean salad with a sesame tahini dressing

Photo: Christine O'Connor
Photo: Christine O'Connor
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Serves 4

Ingredients

Salad
3 heads broccoli
400g mung beans
2 carrots
100g cashews
50g toasted sesame seeds
250g tempeh

Dressing
200ml gluten-free soy sauce
50ml sesame oil
200g tahini paste

Method
1. Cut the broccoli into small florets then cook in a frying pan on high so it chars. cook until evenly charred, then cool.

2. Slice tempeh into 4mm slices. Fry tempeh in some oil until golden, then cool.

3. Cut carrots into matchsticks then add all salad ingredients into a bowl and mix.

4. To make the dressing, add all dressing ingredients into a bowl and mix until smooth.

5. Dress the salad and serve.

Recipe provided by Watson's Eatery, Dunedin. Recipe requested by Nicola Pye, of Dunedin.

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