Broccolini, asparagus and miso chicken salad

Packed full of lovely and tender miso-glazed chicken, this asparagus salad makes the perfect quick and healthy midweek dinner.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Creamy miso dressing
  • 3 tablespoon brazil and cashew nut spread
  • 1 tablespoon white miso (shiro) paste
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
Broccolini, asparagus and miso chicken salad
  • 2 tablespoon white miso (shiro) paste
  • 2 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 400 gram free-range chicken breast fillets, halved horizontally
  • 200 gram broccolini, halved lengthways
  • 170 gram asparagus, trimmed, halved on the diagonal
  • 1/2 cup (75g) roasted cashews, chopped coarsely
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves


Broccolini, asparagus and miso chicken salad
  • 1
    Make creamy miso dressing: Place ingredients in a screw-top jar; shake well until smooth.
  • 2
    Combine miso, mirin and half the oil in a medium bowl. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 3
    Boil, steam or microwave broccolini and asparagus until tender; drain. Cover to keep warm.
  • 4
    Heat remaining oil in a medium non-stick frying pan over high heat; cook chicken for 2 minutes on each side or until browned and cooked through. Cool for 5 minutes, then shred coarsely.
  • 5
    Place chicken, broccolini and asparagus in a large bowl with cashews, herbs and dressing; toss to combine.


White miso (shiro) is sweeter and milder in taste than brown, red and black miso, making it perfect for dressings. It is available from most major supermarkets and Asian food stores. You will need 1 bunch of broccolini and 1 bunch of asparagus for this recipe.

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