Open Sesame Greens with Avocado Dressing
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Tonight you’re in for a double dose of nutty sesame seeds. The seeds will add a crisp and crunchy bite to your green salad while the tahini mixes with avocado for a smooth dressing.
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530 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • A 25g sachet of sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • A 40g sachet of tahini
  • A 250g punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large handfuls of watercress
  • 1 cucumber
  • A 227g punnet of mixed bean sprouts
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Frying pan
  • A couple of bowls
  • Food processor (optional)
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Put 2 tsp cumin seeds in a dry frying pan over a medium heat. Toast for 2 mins, shaking the pan, till they pop and smell fragrant. Tip into a bowl. Pour the sesame seeds into the pan and toast for 2-3 mins, shaking the pan, till golden. Tip into the cumin bowl.

  • 2.

    Halve your avocado. Scoop out and compost the stone. Carefully scoop out the flesh. Cut half into thin slices. Roughly chop the other half.

  • 3.

    Zest and juice the lime. Tip into a food processor with the chopped avocado and the tahini. Pour in 2 tbsp water and 1 tbsp oil and season. Blitz to a smooth cream. No food processor? Slice the avocado and save for later. Whisk the tahini, oil, water and lime with a fork to make the dressing.

  • 4.

    Halve the cherry tomatoes. Tip them into a large serving bowl.

  • 5.

    Pick out any thick, tough stems from the watercress. Add the tender leaves to the tomatoes. Use a veg peeler make cucumber ribbons. Finely chop the seeded core. Add them both to the bowl.

  • 6.

    Throw in the mixed bean sprouts and the sliced avocado. Add half the toasted cumin and sesame seeds. Toss gently to mix.

  • 7.

    Pour in the avocado and tahini dressing (add the sliced avocado, if you didn’t use a food processor). Gently stir to coat in the dressing. Scatter over the remaining seeds and serve.

  • Tip

    Ripen up
    If your avocado is a bit hard when you unpack it, pop it in a brown paper bag with the free banana we’ve sent you. It should ripen in a few days.