Chinese Spiced Salad3.1/5 (BASED ON 151 reviews)
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
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.
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)
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.
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 151 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
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.????