Can you see, feel and hear it? Spring is in the air! I know, today isn’t that sunny, but out with the autumn leaves and in with the fresh green ones. When the weather gets better I automatically fancy salads and more colour on my plate. Well, there is definitely enough colours in this bimi salad!
We probably all know cauliflower and broccoli; to be honest I’m not a huge fan of both of them. But then I discovered bimi and it surprised me! Bimi is a cross of Chinese cabbage and broccoli with a slightly sweet and milder taste than broccoli. You can stir-fry, cook or steam this vegetable, or make a delicious soup of it. I often eat bimi as a side dish and think it’s time to put this super vegetable (full of vitamins!) in the spotlight.
I made this recipe for 2 people and I ate for 2 people, it’s thát good ;-). The ginger- and maple syrup give the salad a hint of sweetness, while the radish and mustard add some spice. Don’t forget to add the nuts for some bite, enjoy!
Bimi salad with salmon, radish and orange
- 250 gr of bimi
- 1 orange
- 8 radishes
- 100 gr of smoked salmon (slices)
- A handful of mixed, unsalted nuts (I used cashew, almonds, walnut and sunflower seeds)
For the dressing:
- 1 tbsp. of good olive oil
- 1 tbsp. of ginger syrup
- ½ tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. of mustard
- 1 tsp. of maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp. of orange juice
- salt and pepper
- Cook, steam or stir-fry the bimi, just what you like. Ensure the bimi still has some bite
- In the meantime, peel the orange and cut into sections. Use a bowl to collect the juice
- Wash the radish and cut into thin slices
- The bimi must be ready by now? If you’ve cooked the vegetable: drain and rinse with cold water to keep the bright green colour
- Toast the nuts in a pan until lightly brown to release their aroma and flavour
- Make the dressing by whisking together all ingredients and taste if there’s a good balance between sweet, sour and salt
- Put the bimi on a plate and top with the radish and orange
- Divide the slices of salmon over the salad and pour with some dressing
- Finish with the toasted nuts; enjoy!
Serve with some toast for a perfect lunch. Want to make it into a full meal? Replace the slices of salmon with grilled salmon fillet.