Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sprouted Mung Bean Salad ~ 5.-2 diet


Protein packed Mung bean salad perfect for lunch side dish. .

1 bowl of sprouted mung Beans approx (250 g) (For instructions on how to sprout the mung beans click here)
1 small red onion finely sliced
1 small tomato finely diced
1 green chilli finely chopped
2 inch piece of cucumber finely diced
1 small raw mango finely diced ( optional)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander
Juice of half lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon sugar


Method:

1. In a steamer place the sprouted mung beans and steam them for 20 minutes.
2. Remove the steamed mung beans from the steamer and transfer them to a bowl and leave to cool.
3. Add the onions, cucumber, raw mango, green chilli and tomatoes to the bowl.
4. Add the salt, chilli powder, sugar. lemon juice and half the coriander and toss together.
5. Transfer the sprouted mung bean salad to a serving bowl and garnish with remaining coriander.


 Suitable for 5-2 diet

Calories per serving
Carbs
Fat
Protein
Sodium
Sugar
133
29
0
9
191
19

NB -For those who don't like spicy food omit the chillies. You can use raw sprouted mung beans in this recipe too if you prefer.

Submitting to:
In my VEG BOX ~Onions event by citrusspiceuk guest hosted by Tina of The spicy pear.



52 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect recipe for me as am dieting now :D

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    1. Its great for diets because unlike diet food this is healthy but so tasty too.

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  2. Looks great and must be so very good for your health. I used to sprout all sorts of beans in the 70s, including mung. But I didn't cook them. Just gave them a good rinse and ate them in a salad raw. They might taste better when cooked. Visiting from UBC.

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  3. I love what you've done with this, it looks delicious! I love salads l like this and you've presented it so well!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  4. Looks really yummy! :D

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  5. It looks really yummi. :D I don't know much about that sort of food, so I have learned something new. :D

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    1. I hope now that you are learning you can try cooking some of it too.:)

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  6. This looks so delicious- I LOVE beans! :)

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  7. Great recipe , looks delicious!

    Kumbear Xo

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  8. Looks so pretty and I do love mung beans too!

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  9. This is completely over my head but looks amazing! Might have to learn a bit more foodie wise and give it a go

    AliceMegan

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  10. I haven't done seed sprouting for years, must have another go at it they are so healthy!

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    1. Heidi they are super healthy and low in calories but great in taste.

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  11. This looks yummy, thanks for sharing it.

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  12. That looks really tasty. It's years since I've sprouted mung beans.

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  13. Looks like a very tasty and filling salad for the 5:2 diet. I'm about to acquire my Mum's old bean 'sprouter' so shall remember this!

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    1. Lou you don't need a sprouter just a piece of cheese cloth or muslin will do the trick.

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  14. great to see how to use the Mung beans x

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    1. Kizzy I hope you do its healthy too.

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  16. Never tried mung beans, will have to try them

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  17. I've never got on with sprouted seeds but that does look lovely!

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  18. Thank you for sharing. Love the colours ~ makes it look so tasty.

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  19. I am pleased to see raw mango in recipes as we use it a lot in Sierra Leone in salads as well.

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    1. Bintu a lot of Indian recipes use raw mango in salads and cooking too.,

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  20. Looks very heatlhy! Never tried them but I guess it's about the time ;)

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  21. Looks like a mouth watering meal to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I have never heard of Mung Beans, the dish does look delicious though

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  23. Mung beans are on my next weeks shopping list thats to your last post

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    1. Jen I hope you enjoy cooking and sprouting them. They are very healthy.

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  24. Sylvia you will get them in all Asian shops nearby.

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  25. I've never tried Mung beans before but this looks delicious x x

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  26. That looks great! Would love it if you linked it up with Tuesday Tutorials over on my blog sometime :)

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  27. Sounds delicious - I'll have to give it a go :)

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  28. Mmmm....I have wanted to try doing my own sprouts for ages now - I really must get on it :-)

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  29. Amazing photos and you're making me hungry now. Never thought I'd say that about a picture of mung beans! ;-)

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  30. It's not something I've ever tried but it looks delicious

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  31. Ooh I'm going to try this & thanks for the link to your guide for sprouting I'm going there next! :)

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  32. I really like the look of this salad... I know... I eat with my eyes way too much ;-)

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  33. I like the sound of this.- Leo H

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  34. Sounds delicious, i'd definately add the mango x

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  35. Yey!!! Again a protein-packed salad bowl.. I love sprouts at anytime of the day and this looks so mouth-watering... I'm gonna soak my moong beans today itself...

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  36. Love my sprouts

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  37. My favorite kind of sprouts!
    Sonal@simplyvegetarian777

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  38. When you hear the name it doesn't sound very appetising but when you look at the photo it looks absolutely delicious.

    Kirsty Fox

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  39. this looks really tasty and is something I would never thing of using :)

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  40. Yummy! Such a nutrient-dense, healthy, and delicious salad recipe. Is the sugar an obligatory ingredient?

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    1. You can leave the sugar out it is there to balance the sharpness from the lemon juice. The sweet/ tangy flavour is great.

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