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Beetroot Leaves Ohitashi with Toasted Sesame Seeds (Vegetarian)

1-2 serves as side dish


Beetroot leaves from 4-5 small beetroots - Trim the beetroot leaves from the beets and rinse well.

(Ohitashi Dressing)

1 Tablespoon Carwari Organic White Dashi or Carwari Organic Tamari Soy Sauce for plant-based and gluten-free diet



  1. Toast the sesame seeds. Place the sees in a dry skillet (do not add oil). Heat over l low-medium heat for around 5 minutes or until golden and fragrant. Shake the skillet constantly while toasting. Stop the heat and transfer the toasted seeds on a kitchen paper and let them cool down.

  2. Trim the beetroot leaves from the beetroots and rinse them very well. Boil water in a saucepan and add a teaspoon of salt. Add the rinsed beetroot leaves in the boiling water and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until a stem istender. Drain the leaves and rinse with cold water and squeeze out excess water.Then cut into 3-4 cm length.

  3. Mix the Ohitashi Dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

  4. After the toasted sesame seeds are cooled down, grind the toasted sesame seeds in mortar with a wooden pestle lightly.

  5. Place the boiled beetroot leaves on a serving bowl and pour the Ohitashi dressing. Put lightly ground toasted sesame seeds on top.


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