Healthy mung sprouts and sweet corn salad

 

Summer is at it’s peak in my part of the world! All I want to have is some light, non greasy meals that are delicious too. I’m not really a salad person, but do have some occasionally. I’m more of the rice-curry person, I admit I can’t do without rice, it’s what I have grown up eating. I love salads that are not only dressed up with flavorful vinaigrette’s, but they have to look appetizing to me as well, to make me want to have some! Enter this salad, made with mung sprouts and organic sweet yellow corn, and a super flavorful dressing spiked with Indian spices!


This mung sprout and sweet corn salad isΒ not only bursting with gorgeous colors but is delicious as well with ‘chatpata‘ Indian spices to jazz it up further. I learnt about this recipe during a casual conversation with my aunt long back and since then it has been a regular feature in my summer menu repertoire.

So what’s in this salad ? Bounty of healthy mung sprouts and organic sweet yellow corn along with some red onions, crunchy & sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers & some pomegranate to up it’s pretty + healthy quotient and lots of tangy and citrus-y flavors! This salad is just perfect for a hot and sweltering summer’ s afternoon. Make ahead and let it chill in the refrigerator for the flavors to mingle. Sit back, relax and enjoy this simple yet flavorful salad.

1.Steam mung sprouts with little less than 1/4 cup water, cover and let them cook for 5-10 minutes. Let them cool down a bit.

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2.Add remaining ingredients in a bowl, seasonings, lime juice, chopped cilantro and mix well. Taste & adjust seasonings as per desired taste.

Notes:

  1. You can use any fresh veggies that you have.

  2. If you like a creamy version, add in some Greek yogurt for added protein too. Drizzle little honey/agave nectar to balance out the tartness from the yogurt.

  3. You can use any other legumes or beans in place of mung sprouts for more variations.

 

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Healthy Mung sprouts and sweet corn salad

A delicious salad made with mung sprouts, sweet corn, veggies and a zingy dressing!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Freda Dias

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mung sprouts
  • 1/2 cup organic sweet yellow corn steamed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar/ lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp finely chopped cilantro (dhania leaves)

Instructions

  1. Steam mung sprouts with little less than 1/4 cup water, cover and let them cook for 5-10 minutes. Let them cool down a bit.

  2. Add remaining ingredients in a bowl, seasonings, lime juice, chopped cilantro and mix well. Taste & adjust seasonings as per desired taste.

Recipe Notes

1. You can use any fresh veggies that you have.

2. If you like a creamy version, add in some Greek yogurt for added protein too. Drizzle little honey/agave nectar to balance out the tartness from the yogurt.

3. You can use any other legumes or beans in place of mung sprouts for more variations.

4. Adjust the spices as per desired taste.

 

 

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Freda

26 comments

  1. chef mimi says:

    Wow. This salad is just stunning. I’ve made a lot of salads, and i typically have a salad once a day, but I’ve never thought to include mung bean sprouts! That is just brilliant!

  2. blondieaka says:

    What I thought! Freda doing a salad….Nah! ….But all is forgiven as you have snuck a taste of India in…Nice one Freda πŸ™‚ I am now off to have my breakfast and finish of the Tamata Goscht we had for dinner last night πŸ™‚

  3. hummingbirdthyme says:

    What a great alternative to my usual corn-black bean salad! Love the idea of Indian-spiced dressing!

  4. Sandhya says:

    Love your photography Freda. The salad looks so pretty. I am like you – the salad has to be really appealing or my rice and curry beckons me πŸ™‚

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