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Friday, May 30, 2014

Bean Sprout Salad

Bean Sprout Salad
This is so simple yet it's so yummy to eat as a side with rice and some sort of protein (stir fry, stew, anything Asian, etc.).

K actually likes to eat it on its own. He uses his fingers to pick up everything. He's going through a phase where he likes to use his hands instead of a fork or spoon. OH WELL. Hopefully it'll end soon :P


Bean Sprout Salad
(serves 4-6 as a small side)

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb bean sprouts, rinsed
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 green onion, finely diced
  • 2 tsps sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

Directions:
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, toss cucumbers with a pinch of salt. Set aside for 5 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to boil. Blanch bean sprouts. Rinse under cold water and squeeze out as much water as possible. 
  3. Add bean sprouts to cucumbers. Mix in green onion, sesame oil and garlic. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  4. (Optional) top with sesame seeds. 
  5. Serve with rice and some sort of Asian okazu or alone.