I love cooking if you don’t know already, and I have to share with you this amazing recipe. This recipe is my Bean Sprout Salad. It is low calorie, healthy and so tasty; I feel like I have done a pretty good job of replicating the little bowl you get when you first enter a Japanese restaurant.  Here are the ingredients and the steps on how to make this yummy salad.

What you will need (to serve 4 entrée sizes):
250grams of bean shoots, rinsed
1 large carrot, julienned
1 large carrot, grated
1 spring onion stalk, finely chopped
1 small bunch of coriander
1TBSP lightly roasted sesame seeds, to sprinkle
3TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP rice wine vinegar (you can use normal white vinegar if you don’t have this)
1.5 TSP sesame oil (this ads a beautiful flavour, and you don’t need much at all)

This is how you make it:

  1. First, boil some water in a pot. Once boiled, put in the washed bean shoots for about 1 minute or so. Take them out and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  1. Prepare all of your ingredients. You will be using the grated carrot mixture, the finely chopped spring onion, the vinegar, soy and sesame oil to make your sauce.
  1. Mix in the grated carrot, finely chopped spring onion, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil in a bowl and sit for 10 minutes in the fridge to marinate and get the flavours intermingled.spicy-bean-sprout-salad
  1. While this is marinating, lightly roast your sesame seeds in a small pot for 1 minute on a medium heat, moving the pot constantly. Turn off and set aside.
  1. Once you have given the sauce time to marinate, try and alter ingredients to taste. Put in a bowl the bean shoots and half the julienned carrot, then add in sauce and mix together. Pop this in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, mixing once or twice; it will make it slightly colder and once again, the flavours will get into the bean shoots.

NOTE – After this process if finished, you will find this bowl to be quite saucy. Unless you like it saucy, when serving, put into separate bowls (I like to do this).

Take out of the fridge, and add in the rest of the carrot, and mix, this will add a fresh crunch. Put into serving bowls, and top with coriander and sesame seeds.

6. Enjoy!

Here is the nutritional information per serving.screen-shot-2016-09-07-at-1-57-23-pm

This is a tasty and healthy meal, which you can have at any time of the day. It is super refreshing, and crunchy. Like I said in my ‘About Me’, I love making healthy yet delicious recipes, and this is one of them. Let me know what you think of it.
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Until next time!

Lots of Love,

Milli xxxx