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Summer Salad with Toasted Pistachio Dressing



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  • 2 --- Lebanese (short) cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 90 g bean sprouts
  • 1 --- red capsicum, julienned
  • 1 --- orange, segments removed and thinly sliced in half lengthways
  • 30 g chives, chopped into 2cm lengths
  • 2 --- handfuls baby rocket leaves

Salad Dressing

  • 1-2 cm Fresh ginger (peeled)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 20 g lemon juice
  • 130 g pistachios, shelled
  • 1 tsp wasabi paste
  • 40 g olive oil

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place the cucumbers, bean sprouts, capsicum, orange, chives and rocket leaves into a large serving bowl and toss to combine.

  2. Salad Dressing
  3.  Place pistachios in thermomix bowl and dry roast 2-3min/100 degrees/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1

  4.  Chop pistachios 3-5 seconds/speed 5 (check every few seconds for desired consistency).

     Set chopped pistachios aside.

  5.  Place ginger in thermomix bowl and chop 3 seconds/speed 7. Scrape down sides of bowl.

  6.  Place honey, lemon juice, wasabi, olive oil and chopped pistachios in thermomix bowl and mix 6 seconds/speed 5 (use Counter-clockwise operation if you do not want pistachios to chop any smaller).


    Once complete pour over salad and mix well.


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Converted from Marie Claire "Crisp" cookbook.


Everyone loves this salad in my family - even those that don't like salads!

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  • The combination of wasabi and orange is amazing....

    Submitted by Dene M on 28. November 2018 - 13:32.

    The combination of wasabi and orange is amazing. Even my fussy hubby loved it. This is my new favourite salad.

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  • This was a crowd pleaser from

    Submitted by Bella67 on 27. December 2014 - 12:06.

    This was a crowd pleaser from my 79 year old father in law to my young niece and all I between. So tasty and fresh. Made it Christmas morning had 9 for lunch and 13 on boxing day just added some extra fresh bean sprouts. Was all polished off. Thanks will be doing this one again

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