Asparagus & Avocado Salad with teriyaki, sesame dressing

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This recipe from our recipe developer Agata turns salad from side event to star attraction. Packed with seasonal asparagus, radish and leek, accompanied by creamy avocado, protein-packed green lentils, it’s the perfect way to indulge in spring produce.


  • 1avocado 
  • Lime juice 
  • 300g asparagus  
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil  
  • 100g radishes, sliced  
  • 1 small leek, thinly sliced 
  • 400g can of green lentils, drained 
  • A handful of lettuce leaves such as lambs lettuce and rocket 


  • 1 clove garlic, crushed 
  • Juice of 1 lime  
  • 1tbs teriyaki sauce  
  • 2tbs sesame seeds oil  
  • Salt and pepper 

Jennifers Tips

Photo and recipe taken from The Balance Diet Cookbook.

  • Heat the grill to the highest setting. Place the asparagus in a grill pan and brush with a little rapeseed oil. Grill for 3 – 4 minutes until starting to char and soften, turning them often so they brown on all sides. 
  • Heat the remaining oil in a saucepan and sauté the leeks over a low heat until soft. Add a splash of water if they start to stick. 
  • Meanwhile, whisk the dressing ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir the dressing through the lentils, reserving a little to drizzle over the top of the salad. 
  • Arrange the lettuce leaves on a plate. Add the sautéed leeks and drained lentils. Slice theavocadoand arrange on top of the lentils with the radishes and asparagus. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and serve immediately.