Sunday, July 22, 2007

Soy Bean Salad with Cabbage and Carrot Slaw

Among various things that I learned from my mom as I was growing up, perhaps the strongest was her emphasis on the benefits of home and healthy cooking. Not only did she ensure that our family got a good healthy home cooked meal but also a balanced diet. This recipe for soy bean salad is inspired by my mom's cooking. Although as kids, my sister and I turned our faces away while our mom tried to make us eat this healthy salad, over the years I have learned to appreciate this recipe simply for the amount of nutrition that it provides. As usual, I have made my little changes to the original recipe and have added a slaw with it!


For the beans:
2 cups of Soy Beans soaked overnight and cooked thereafter
4 tbs Basil Pesto Sauce (I usually have this made in advance so that way it can be used when needed).

For the Slaw:
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 tbs light mayo
A pinch of sugar, salt and pepper
For the beans:
1. Pressure cook the soy beans soaked overnight. Let them cool for about 30 minutes.
2. Mix the basil pesto sauce and the cooked beans and saute them in a pan.
3. Saute the mixture until the beans start to turn dry and the outer skin shrinks.
For the Slaw:
1. Mix all the ingredients for the slaw.
2. Cover and cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.


Serve the warm soy beans with the slaw as a light dinner. Let me mention that they are quite filling as a light meal. Alternatively, you could also serve a spoonful as a side with your dinner entree.


Roopa said...

wow nice with soy beans! would be good for a dinner too!

sra said...

Interesting recipe!

Asha said...

What a healthy pair!:))
I made Coleslaw too last weekend.Burger with Melon looks great too.

KitchenAromas said...

First time here. What a healthy treat! I'd love anything with basil pesto

Shivani said...

Heyaa…awesome recipes!
Hope u remember me Shivani from PennState, we need to really catch up….. when did you change professions and became a cook :D

evolvingtastes said...

Poonam, I appreciate letting me know that you have added my link from here. Cool blog, btw.

Sia said...

i am not sure where my comment disappered from ur previous melon rind patties!!! i loved the idea of using rinds in making patties.
this salad is surely packed with nutrition n looks tasty as well.

Padma said...

So nice combination of cabbage n slaw with soy salad, the pic is eyecatching