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SPINACH ASPARAGUS SALAD RECIPE LEADERBRAND SPINACH ASPARAGUS SALAD RECIPE LEADERBRAND

SPINACH, ASPARAGUS & BLACK BEAN NOODLES

Directions

Step 1

Make the black sesame dressing by placing all the dressing ingredients into a small blender or food processor bowl. Blend for 1 minute until the sesame seeds start to break apart. Season to taste. Pour into a jug or bowl and set aside. The mix will appear brown and then thicken and darken as it settles.

Step 2

Remove the LeaderBrand Baby Spinach leaves from the bag and refresh in ice-cold water. Trim the wooden end from the LeaderBrand Asparagus spears. Cut into smaller bite-sized pieces. Slice the onion into thin slices.

Step 3

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, then crumble in the vegetable stock cube. Cook the noodles for 3 minutes until tender to the bite. Drain, rinse well under cold water. Leave to drain.

Step 4

Steam the LeaderBrand Asparagus spears in shallow water in the microwave or steamer, until just tender. Refresh in ice-cold water to keep the crisp green colour.

Step 5

Toss the noodles with thin onion slices, LeaderBrand Asparagus and add half the sesame dressing to coat the noodles and vegetables well.

Step 6

Divide the noodles and vegetables between four bowls. Top each bowl with a good handful of fresh LeaderBrand Baby Spinach leaves.

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BABY SPINACH

Creamy, smooth, and very nutritious! Toss through another salad, add a handful to a smoothie or cook with many other dishes.

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Servings per package: 3

Serving size: 40 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100 g
Energy  32 kJ 81 kJ
Protein 1.2 g 3.0 g
Fat, Total 0.1 g 0.3 g
– saturated <0.1 g <0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g 0.0 g
– sugars 0.0 g 0.0 g
Dietary Fibre 1.0 g 2.4 g
Sodium 7 mg 17 mg
Folate 88 ug (44% RDI*) 220 ug
Vitamin A  113 ug (15% RDI*) 283 ug

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

LeaderBrand Asparagus

ASPARAGUS

A springtime favourite and super versatile too, asparagus is considered a culinary delight for New Zealanders up and down the country.

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The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Serving Size: 80g Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  76.0 Kj 95.0 Kj
Protein 2.2 g 2.7 g
Fat, total 0.2 g 0.2 g
– saturated 0.0 g 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 1.3 g 1.6 g
– sugars 1.3 g 1.6 g
Sodium 1.4 g 1.8 g
0.0 mg 0.0 mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

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Ingredients
  • 120g bag LeaderBrand Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 200g LeaderBrand Asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 red onion, peeled, sliced thinly (optional)
  • 200g Black bean noodles
  • 1 vegetable stock cube

Black Sesame dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon miso paste, optional
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve:

  • fresh mint leaves
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