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Roast asparagus bowls with tahini lemon dressing served on a plate

Roast asparagus bowls with tahini lemon dressing

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Enjoy five of your 5-a-day with this dish, a tasty mix of asparagus, quinoa, aduki beans, onion and cherry tomatoes. It's packed with nutrients, and vegan too

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
low infat18g


  • 2 red onions , halved and thickly sliced
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 250g pack asparagus , woody ends trimmed
  • 160g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 120g quinoa
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • ½ lemon , juiced
  • 1 large garlic clove , finely grated
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 2 good handfuls rocket
  • 400g aduki beans in water, drained


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Toss the onions in 1 tsp rapeseed oil and roast on a baking sheet for 10 mins. Coat the asparagus with the remaining oil and spread over another sheet. After 10 mins, add the asparagus to roast with the onions for 5 mins. Add the tomatoes and sunflower seeds and roast for 5 mins. The onions should be charred, the asparagus tender, the seeds toasted and the whole tomatoes near bursting.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, tip the bouillon and quinoa into a pan. Add 360ml water, cover and simmer for 20 mins until tender and the water has been absorbed. Whisk the tahini and lemon juice with 3 tbsp warm water, the garlic and tamari to make a dressing.

  • STEP 3

    Pile the quinoa into bowls, top with rocket, spoon over half the dressing, add a pile of beans with the tomatoes, then a separate pile of the asparagus and onions. Spoon over the remaining dressing and scatter over the sunflower seeds. Will keep in the fridge for two days.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2018


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