Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chickpea salad wrap/taco

This is a truly tasty, healthy, and guilt free dish.
Very easy to make.  Make a big batch and have it as a snack, wraps or as a side dish to your meal.
I used a low carb whole wheat tortilla's from Trader Joe's.  I lightly sauteed the tortilla with olive oil
and added the chickpea salad.


Main star of this dish is the chickpeas.  After that you can add any kind of
veggies you desire.

Here is the list for mine.  I use these veggies because they don't get too soggy
after couple of days in the fridge.

1 can of chick peas (Garbanzo beans)  rinsed.
1 orange bell pepper
1/2 cup of diced tomatoes (Cherry tomatoes are ideal)
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
1/4 of small red onion chopped
1 chopped garlic clove

1 lemon squeezed
Splash of red wine vinegar
1/2 inch of ginger grated.
1/2 tsp of sugar or honey
Olive oil  (For traditional dressing its 3 parts oil and 1 part vinegar.  I use less oil and add a splash of water)
Salt and pepper to taste.

*Of course use any kind of dressing you like.
Feta cheese is a great topping for this salad.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mung Bean Pancake/Bin dae Duk

One of popular Korean dishes are savory pancakes.  This one is one of my favorite.  The star of this dish is Mung beans/or Lentils.  So its also very healthy.

This is what Mung Bean/Lentils look like


1 cup of Mung beans soaked in water for at least 2 hours.
1/3 cup of rice flour/or plain flour
1tsp of kosher salt or 1/2 tsp of table salt
4 stalks of scallion chopped
1 small zucchini julienned.
1/2 cup of kimchi chopped
1/4 cup of pork diced.  (This is optional for those who want to keep it healthy)
1/2 cup of water or more for thinner batter.
2 tbsp Canola Oil.

Drain the beans and grind the beans with the 1/4 cup of water. Grind to paste.
Put into large bowl and add all the ingredients as well as remaining water and mix well.
Just like making pancakes add oil to pan on medium heat.
The pancakes are pan fried so more oil to achieve good browning.
cook 7 to 8 minuets on each side. It take time for the pancake to cook through.

*You can add lots of different ingredient.  like scallion, peppers, mushroom, etc.

dipping sauce.
2 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tsp of rice vinegar
1 crushed clove of garlic
1tso if sugar
mix well.