Lets start this week of Vegan Month of Food(Mofo) with this allergen free Salad!
A bed of Kale, topped with Mung Bean Sprouts, Seared Carrots and a zesty spicy Chili Lime dressing. Crunch and munch.
We sprout different types of beans every few days, to saute and serve them for breakfast or snack or a side. We usually alternate between green Mung/Moong Beans, Moth Bean/Turkish gram and Black eyed Peas. Its like a bean hash made with sprouted beans, onions, tomatoes and spices.
I decided to find other ways to add more sprouts to meals too. And so comes in this Salad. The Bean sprouts are lightly cooked, then tossed with Kale or your favorite greens, and topped with Seared carrots and carrot greens and a good load of the Chili Lime Sesame dressing. Toss it well and serve. The pictured salad is not mixed up for photography purposes. The dressing distributed well on the Kale and sprouts tastes much more delicious.
Since hubbs is into wraps these days, he made a wrap with the leftover salad the next day. Added some daiya pepperjack and cilantro. warmed it up to melt the cheese and yum.
More Mung Bean sprouts recipes
Mung Bean Sprout and Spinach Pizza crust.
Spiced Mung Bean Sprouts Breakfast.
Sweet Potato Canapes with BBQ Mung Bean Sprouts.
Mung Bean Sprouts and Wheat Bread loaf.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all who are celebrating! Here is a collection of Vegan-ized Indian Sweets/Desserts from the blog.
I got a bunch of Liebster awards in the past months and tagged on Instagram as well for some Random facts about me. Thank you everyone for the awards and tags! Here are a few random facts.:)
I love Pomeranians. Those fluff balls melt my heart into a cuddly cooing puddle.
I dislike my teeth. not because of how they look but because of how much pain and trouble they have been giving me since decades. I think I probably have had multiple fillings in each one of them by now. Whatever I do according to modern dentistry practices (brushing, flossing, flouride mouthwashes) doesnt seem to work, even when I do it religiously. So I am thinking of switching everything up to old school grandma style tooth powders.
One of the reasons why I am not fond of salads or fruits is the teeth problem. They are super sensitive to cold, so a cold salad or cold fruit always gives me shooting pain in one tooth or the other. I used to love eating fruits back home in India though, because fruits at room temperature meant they were warm. (Tropical climate:))
I have a Masters in Computer Science, and used to be a Software Developer.
I dont connect with people easily. It takes me a really long time to make friends. Then over time I lose them because either I dont make an effort to stay connected, or expectations come in between by being too close to them. In Seattle, my closest friend is hubbs. Other close friends have moved to different cities. In the past few years, my disabilities make it difficult to spend time with new friends to create special bonds. I miss having close girl friends.
I do not like to hug or shake hands with Indian men, unless they are in my friend circle or I know them well enough in some capacity, or they send the right message through their mannerisms or behavior. Indian women will know what I mean that I have had one too many creepy experiences.
I do not like sharing much about myself because I think it is usually about what I don’t like rather than what I do.
I like feel good bollywood(hindi) movies. Most of the hindi movies are like that, sweet, romantic stories where everything always works out in the end.
I also love melodious hindi songs, a lot of A R Rahman’s creations in my playlists.
I used to love to dance and travel and hope I can get to do all that some day again.
My comfort food is any Dal, dry veggie Subzi, and Roti flat breads.(home made Indian food)
Among other cuisines, It really depends on the mood. There are very few burgers that have me wanting them again and again. I think the mood applies to everything though. I do not have a strong liking for anything in a particular. I do however have strong dislikes for Okra and Bitter gourd (Karela).
I am a city gal. I love activity around.
What wakes me up in the morning to a happy day is Hubbs and his amazing support and positive attitude towards things.
Among some random dreams, I have dreamt of being a dancer, or an actress, or live on a large farm with loads of rescued and happy animals and happy and compassionate people around.
All the Ingredients ready.
Cook the Mung bean sprouts in a little oil, covered until slightly less crunchy.
Sear the carrots on high heat in a little oil until the edges are slightly charred.
Massage the Kale or blanch it.
Top with Mung bean sprouts.
Add seared carrots and a good load of chili lime dressing. toss and serve.
Mung Bean Sprouts, Seared Carrots, Kale Salad and Chili Lime Sesame dressing
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten, grain, yeast, nut
Chili Lime Sesame Dressing:
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon Maple syrup, more for sweeter
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon chili flakes
a generous dash of cayenne pepper or red chili powder
1 garlic clove minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
salt + pepper
a generous dash of lime zest
Kale, destemmed, chopped
1.5 cups Mung bean sprouts
Chili Lime Sesame dressing to taste
Sesame seeds for garnish
Mix everything under dressing.Taste and adjust salt, sweet and spice. Let sit for 15 minutes if possible or so for the flavors to all gel together.
To Sprout Mung Beans at home:
Wash and soak the dry Mung Beans for 4-6 hours. Drain, rinse and keep the bowl covered by damp towel. Rinse every 6-8 hours until preferred sprout length. The pictured sprouts are 2 day old.
Cook the Mung bean sprouts. In a large pan, add a teaspoon of oil and heat on medium. Add the sprouts when the oil is hot, and mix well. Season with a little salt and pepper, cover and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
Or you can serve the sprouts raw.
Massage the Kale in a little olive oil for a few minutes.
Or blanch for 2 minutes in hot water. I usually blanch mine. Or use other greens of choice.
Sear the sliced carrots:
In a large pan, add 2 teaspoons of oil and heat on high. Add sliced carrots when hot. Cook until some edges are browned. I also cooked up some of the carrot greens with the carrots to serve in the salad.
In a bowl, add Kale, Sprouts, seared carrots(and optional carrot greens).
Add the dressing and toss well.
Top with sesame seeds or crushed peanuts.
This Salad is being shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays. Allergy Free Wednesdays, Rickis wellness weekend