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Silverbeet with Sunflower Seeds & Tahini Yoghurt recipe

A tasty side dish the whole family will love.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
  • Serves : 6

  • Fresh from the garden: garlic, lemon, silverbeet

  • Season: Autumn

Note: Garden greens such as spinach, rainbow chard, kale, Warrigal greens, beetroot leaves – or even a combination of some of these – make good substitutes for the silverbeet!


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  • For the silverbeet:

  • For the dressing:


What to do

    1. Prepare all the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.

  • To make the silverbeet:

    1. Slice the white stems of the silverbeet into 2 cm pieces and set aside. Roll each leaf and slice across the roll into 2 cm strips.

    2. Bring the large saucepan of water to the boil over medium heat. Carefully add the stems and cook for 2 minutes, then add the leaves and cook for just 1 minute more.

    3. Drain the silverbeet into a colander in the sink and rinse with cold water. Press down with your hand to remove as much liquid as possible.

    4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add sunflower seeds and toast, stirring constantly, until lightly golden.

    5. Add the sliced garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the silverbeet and the remaining olive oil and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to let the flavours combine.

    6. Remove from heat and arrange the silverbeet in the centre of the serving platter.

  • To dress the silverbeet:

    1. Whisk the tahini and lemon juice in the medium bowl, slowly adding water until creamy.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is a not-for-profit charity whose vision is to see children form positive food habits for life. The Foundation provides the inspiration, information, professional development and support for educational institutions to deliver pleasurable food education, in conjunction with educators, partners and the wider community.

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