Stir-fried romaine lettuce with sesame

Stir-fried romaine lettuce with sesame

Stir-frying lettuce – like you would cabbage – is something we should all be doing more of. It’s super-quick and gives a good balance of crunchy and juicy leaves. Here the romaine is coated in a triple-hit of sesame – tahini, seeds and oil – for a rich, nutty contrast.

Stir-fried romaine lettuce with sesame

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  • Serves icon Serves 4 as a side
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min

Stir-frying lettuce – like you would cabbage – is something we should all be doing more of. It’s super-quick and gives a good balance of crunchy and juicy leaves. Here the romaine is coated in a triple-hit of sesame – tahini, seeds and oil – for a rich, nutty contrast.

Go beyond basic salads with more delicious lettuce recipes.

Nutrition: Per serving

Calories
141kcals
Fat
12.5g (1.6g saturated)
Protein
3.3g
Carbohydrates
2.5g (2.1g sugars)
Fibre
2.2g
Salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 banana shallots, finely sliced into rounds
  • 20g ginger, finely grated
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, cut into 5cm chunks
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Method

  1. Mix together the tahini, lemon juice, sesame oil and soy sauce until smooth.
  2. Briefly toast the sesame seeds in a large frying pan over a medium heat, then tip onto a plate. Put the pan back over the heat, add the oil to the pan and,once hot, add the shallots and ginger. Stir-fry for 3-5 minutes until softened and golden. Increase the heat to high and add the romaine. Stir-fry for about 4 minutes or until the white parts of the lettuce are just tender and the green parts are wilted and bright.
  3. Pile onto a serving plate, then drizzle with the tahini dressing and scatter over the sesame seeds.

Nutrition

Calories
141kcals
Fat
12.5g (1.6g saturated)
Protein
3.3g
Carbohydrates
2.5g (2.1g sugars)
Fibre
2.2g
Salt
0.5g

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