Chargrilled Green Vegetable Salad with Sesame-Soy Dressing

Toasted sesame seeds, balsamic vinegar and dark soy sauce add depth to chargrilled courgettes, fennel and broccoli in Celia Brooks Brown's delicious vegetarian starter
Chargrilled Green Vegetable Salad with Sesame-Soy Dressing
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  • Serves: 4-6 for a starter
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 courgettes, cut into large chunky pieces
  • 2 fennel, cut into large chunky pieces
  • 1 broccoli, broken into large florets
  • 5 tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 300 g mixed salad leaves, such as rocket, watercress, baby spinach


a dry frying pan, toast the sesame seeds over a moderate heat, stirring frequently until golden and the seeds have popped. Transfer to a bowl and leave to cool.

2. Heat a ridged grill-pan for several minutes until very hot. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and char-grill, turning occasionally, until slightly blackened.

3. Stir together the sesame seeds, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, and whisk in the olive oil.

4. Arrange the salad leaves on a platter and top with the vegetables. Drizzle over the sesame dressing and serve straight away.

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