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    Charred broccoli & mandarin soba salad

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 2


    300g broccoli crown, cut into bitesized pieces
    1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil, plus 2 tsp
    200g pack soba
    2 tbsp cider vinegar
    2 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
    2cm piece ginger, peeled and finely grated
    1/2 x 28g pack coriander, leaves only
    175g can Essential Mandarin Oranges In Fruit Juice, drained
    30g cashew nuts
    1 tsp sesame seeds (toasted, if liked)


    1. Preheat the grill to medium and bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil. Toss the broccoli in ½ tbsp sesame oil then spread out onto a large baking tray. Grill for 12 minutes, turning the pieces halfway through.

    2. Cook the noodles in the boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water until completely cool. Dry and set aside.

    3. Whisk together the remaining 2 tsp sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce and ginger. Toss with the noodles, broccoli, coriander, mandarins and cashews until well mixed. Top with the sesame seeds and serve.

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    Cook’s tip This salad keeps well, covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours, making it a good option for lunch the next day. Allow to return to room temperature for 20 minutes before serving. 


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