Summer vegetable bowl

Summer vegetable bowl

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Ready in 25 mins


Serves 2
Steamed vegetables in their own delicious juices - this dish is light and tasty

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal185
  • fat12g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre6g
  • protein5g
  • salt2.99g
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  • 1-2 carrots, cut into sticks if large



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1-2 turnips, cut into wedges



    Turnips are creamy-white with a lovely purple, red or greenish upper part where the taproot has…

  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 medium courgette, cut into 1cm slices



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 4-6 short asparagus spears



    Labour-intensive to grow, asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant. They're…

  • 3 fresh shiitake or open cup mushrooms, sliced into four



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 spring onions, shredded
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 100g smoked tofu, cubed (optional)


  1. Mix together the carrot and turnip, then marinade with the sherry and soy sauce for about 10 mins in a heatproof shallow bowl that will fit inside a steamer basket.

  2. Bring a pan to the boil, fit the steamer basket, place the bowl inside, cover and steam for 4-5 mins.

  3. Add the courgettes, asparagus and mushrooms, stirring to mix, dot with the butter, sprinkle with the spring onion, cover and continue steaming for another 3 mins.

  4. Add the tofu, if using, and continue steaming for 2 mins. Remove the bowl and mix everything together one more time.

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16th Apr, 2010
Tasted ok, but wouldn't fill up two people as a main meal, would work great as a started or side dish and have something else to go with it.
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