Teriyaki Greens

Teriyaki Greens

SERVES: 2 | PREP TIME: 5 min | COOK TIME: 5 min

This teriyaki marinade is an all-time favourite to transform pretty much any vegetable in minutes, it’s great with mixed greens so feel free to adapt with whatever you have. I use this at least twice a week in my house as it’s so versatile. It’s also great with chicken or fish.

Teriyaki Greens


Handful of greens like sprouting broccoli, spinach or chard
2 spring onions or ½ leek
Handful of coriander
1 tbsp sesame oil (or coconut oil)
2 tbsp cashew nuts, lightly toasted
For the sauce:
4cm ginger, peeled and finely diced
Half red chilli, finely diced
2 tbsp tamari/ soy sauce
1 tbsp honey / maple syrup
1 lime


  1. Prepare the vegetables – having everything ready to go is the secret for a stir fry as speedy cooking means your greens stay vibrant and crunchy. Rinse and trim the broccoli, slicing any larger pieces in half lengthways to speed up cooking time. Rinse all other greens. Trim and slice the spring onion. 
  2. Make your teriyaki sauce by combining the ginger, chilli, tamari, honey and juice from half of the lime
  3. Add 1 tbsp sesame oil to a large pan/wok on a high heat. Add the tougher greens like broccoli and stir fry for 2 minutes. 
  4. Add the spinach and leafier greens for 1 minute until wilted.
  5. Lower the heat and add the spring onions and teriyaki sauce for 2 more minutes
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the coriander, cashew nuts, and the remaining lime juice. Serve with some slices of fresh chilli if you like extra heat!


Recipe by Founded Nutrition. www.foundednutrition.com @founded_nutrition