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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 teaspoon 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. Remove and set aside asparagus while you cook.

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.

If asparagus is not in season, long green beans or broccoli are both great alternatives


  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 750g asparagus, trimmed, cut on a diagonal into 5cm pieces
  • 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 (or a rice wine vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds, to garnish
  • Cooked rice (or crusty bread) and chilli sauce to serve