Food Nation Magic Asparagus Salad

Prep: 10 (mins)
Cooking: 15 (mins)
Feeds: 4-6 people

Beautiful to look at and delicious to taste – a sensory feast that will impress even the most gourmet!


Heat 1 tsp of neutral oil in a frying pan on high heat. Once the pan is hot, add half the asparagus and a couple pinches of sea salt and cook until starting to blister and light golden, about 4 minutes. Set aside. Add another teaspoon of oil to the pan and repeat with the rest of the asparagus.

Reduce the heat to medium-high, add the remaining oil, then add the Mushroom & Hemp Magic Mince. Break up with a wooden spoon, and cook until starting to brown (approx 5 minutes). Add spring onions, garlic, and ginger. Cook, stirring, until the Magic Mince is golden and caramelised. Add the Shaoxing wine and soy sauce and return asparagus to skillet. Cook for a minute until heated through, pop on a platter and drizzle with sesame oil and sesame seeds. Serve with chilli sauce and either rice or if you prefer just some crusty bread.


  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 750g asparagus, trimmed, cut on a diagonal into 5cm pieces
  • 300g Food Nation Mushroom & Hemp Magic Mince
  • 6 spring onions, white and green parts, finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4cm piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds, to garnish
  • Cooked rice (or crusty bread) and chilli sauce to serve