Asparagus, Green Bean and Wasabi Salad

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mighty Spice Cookbook

Mighty Spice Cookbook

By John Gregory-Smith

Published 2012

  • About

I love the simple, clean flavours of this salad – the crisp beans, tart dressing and the layers of spice from the fresh chilli and the nose-tingling wasabi. If you eat with your eyes, the deep red flecks of chilli against the bright green beans will draw you into their world as well.


  • 125 g/ oz asparagus, hard ends of stalks snapped off and roughly chopped
  • 200 g/


  1. Add a pinch of salt to a large saucepan of water and bring to the boil. Add the asparagus and cook for 2 minutes, then add the French beans. Cook for another 2 minutes, then add the edamame beans. After a further 2 minutes, drain the vegetables and rinse under cold water until completely cooled. Shake off as much water as possible.
  2. Whisk the dressing ingredient