A deliciously more-ish, five-spice infused marinade rubbed into the root vegetables creates the perfect harmony with the freshness of the cucumber, spring onions and chopped baby gem salad. We've tried lots of different recipes for our Hoi Sin, finally settling on one that offers a lovely sticky sweetness with a little zing to freshen it up. Perfect for a light dinner.

Cook our delicious Chinese Spiced Salad in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Chinese Spiced Salad. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Chinese Marinade pot, a Szechuan Five Spice pot and a Hoi Sin Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Chinese Spiced Salad in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Chinese Marinade
  • Szechuan Five Spice
  • Hoi Sin Sauce

Your shopping list:

sweet potatoes
baby gem lettuce
spring onions
a cucumber
of four cooked beetroot

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Roast the sweet potatoes

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. 

    Put the sweet potatoes on a baking tray and drizzle over 1 tbsp oil. Then sprinkle HALF OF THE SZECHUAN FIVE SPICE, mix well to coat and then bake in the oven for 10-15 mins, turning them over halfway.

  • 2.

    Prep the salad

    In a bowl toss the beetroot slices in the REMAINING SZECHUAN FIVE SPICE and keep to one side. 

    While you're waiting for the sweet potatoes to cook, create your salad in a mixing bowl using the baby gem lettuce leaves, cucumber, spring onion and avocado (if using)

  • 3.

    Roast the beetroot

    Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, add the beetroot to the baking tray and drizzle the CHINESE MARINADE over all of the vegetables. 

    Return the tray to the oven for another 5-10 mins, or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through and golden.

  • 4.


    Serve portions of the salad with the roasted beetroot and sweet potatoes on top. Drizzle over the HOI SIN SAUCE and serve.


Chinese Spiced Salad Reviews

BASED ON reviews

Carrie - Oct 30, 2019

Not a fan of these flavours. Shame as I LOVE beetroot and sweet potato

Zoe - Oct 03, 2019

A lovely seasoning makes this salad very tasty. I’d probably add a few more veg next time though.

Margaret - Sep 18, 2019

Didn't like it

Matina - Aug 21, 2019

This was a lovely lunch although I found the five spice quite strong on the beetroot.

Lisa - Aug 13, 2019

Switched tomatoes for the beetroot and really enjoyed this salad with some fresh bread.

Catherine - Jul 15, 2019

Too aniseedy for me.

Linda - Jul 12, 2019

This was horrible and too sweet for me

Sue - Jul 10, 2019

Too much anise!

Rebecca - Jun 27, 2019


Linzi - Jun 21, 2019

Hated it ! We couldnt even eat it such a waste !! 1st simply cook meal we havent loved !

Katy - Jun 02, 2019

This was very unexceptional. Didn’t feel like we needed simply cook to create it as it’s pretty basic

sarah - Apr 10, 2019


Sarah - Feb 22, 2019

Sweet potato plus beetroot plus hoi sin was just way too sweet.

Sue - Nov 30, 2018

Strange taste!

Marion - Nov 20, 2018

Quite nice but nothing special.

Dima - Oct 31, 2018

Not my thing

Ian - Oct 23, 2018

A mixed bag. Loved some of the flavours but there was an almost aniseed taste that i didn’t like. It was ok but not one of my favourites

Rachel - Sep 14, 2018

Very easy and looked nice just not to our tastes

Jonathan - Jul 13, 2018

It was too sweet for me, but my husband loved it

Penny - Jun 18, 2018

Flavours were a bit strong but was still ok

lorna - Apr 25, 2018

wasnt blown away by this one, was ok but wouldnt have it again.

Rachel - Apr 11, 2018

I’m sorry, but the worst simply cook I’ve had

Gillian - Mar 26, 2018

not keen... didnt actually taste of anything.. no chinese about it at all

Jessica - Aug 28, 2017

Lovely Chinese salad - made this for lunch everyday for a week.

Barbara - May 30, 2017

First one in 12 months we really did not like.Far too sickly.????


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