Showing posts with label Salad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Salad. Show all posts

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


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

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.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Five minute Pasta Salad.

Working almost full time means that the two days off I get, I try and pack as much blogging time as I can into them amongst all the other things that are on the to do list for those days. On such days cooking something styling it and capturing on camera takes a fair amount of time, especially in the winter when there is no daylight for good photography. Today was one of those days so when I saw a glimmer of sunshine peeping through the rain clouds I thought why not rustle a speedy lunch that I can click and post without much ado and before the daylight disappears. This pasta dish I made in 5 minutes flat and got it on a plate to take a picture before the rain clouds came out and the sunshine disappeared.

A healthy and delicious salad low in calories but delicious in taste.


180g / 8 oz cold cooked penne pasta
1/4 yellow capsicum cut into strips
2 inch piece of cucumber cut into matchsticks
1 small carrot peeled and grated
1 small tomato cut in half and sliced
8 green seedless grapes cut in halves
30g / 10 oz cooked sweet corn
2 -3 basil leaves torn


1 tablespoon lemon juice
Pinch of chilli flakes
1 teaspoon of chilli garlic hot sauce
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pinch of Italian oregano


1.In a large bowl add the pasta, cucumber,capsicum, carrots, grapes and sweet corn, toss all the ingredients together.
2. In a glass jar with a screw top lid add all the ingredients listed in the dressing list . 
3. Place the lid on the jar and shake it to mix the dressing.
4. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss together.
5.Transfer the pasta salad to a serving dish and garnish with torn basil leaves
Serve immediately.

Submitting this to:

Flavours of the world ~Grand Finale

Javelin Warriors Made with luv
Healthy side dishes event by Priya Guest hosted by Nandoos Kitchen
Delicieux and Eat your Veg FSF Winter
Extra veg event by fuss free flavours and utterly scrummy
Pasta please event by Jac at tinned tomatoes and guest hosted by Tina of Spicy Pear


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