Marinated bean sprout and sesame salad

Vegetarian cooking

Vegetarian cooking, 128pp.
edited by Maryanne Blacker
Australian Women’s Weekly Home Library, 1990
Cooking on page 32

I’ve been known to be a fete ‘slut’—cruising book stalls at local school, church and Lifeline events. I think I bought this book at an end-of-the-day, get-rid-of-everything moment, when whole boxes of books were going for $5.

That said, Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks are popular around the world and I own quite a few of them.  I’ve seen them for sale in bookstores in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. One of my favourites was bought in Beirut, Lebanon and given to me at Christmas 2009 in Damascus, Syria.

Today I pounced on this page-32 recipe because I have a glut of sesame seeds. Why do I always buy things in bulk?

Bean sprout and sesame seed salad

Marinated bean sprout and sesame salad

1/4 cup sesame seeds
500g bean sprouts
1 medium red pepper, sliced
1 medium green pepper, sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons light soy sauce

toasted sesame seeds

Stir seeds over heat in small heavy-based frying pan until lightly browned. Combine seeds, sprouts and peppers in large bowl, pour over dressing; toss well, cover, refrigerate for about 2 hours, tossing occasionally.

Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a jar, shake well.

How it played out
Made half a batch, exactly as written. Toasted the sesame seeds in a small cast-iron pan.

Really delicious. Served and enjoyed with two other page-32 recipes—corned silverside and roasted vegetables (to be posted soon).


About leggypeggy

Intrepid overland traveller, keen photographer, avid cook—known to jump out of airplanes and do other silly things. Do not act my age.
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3 Responses to Marinated bean sprout and sesame salad

  1. G’day and thanks for the chuckles over my coffee….fete slut lol but your buying in bulk sounds exactly like ME! lol
    You can ONLY imagine what my wonderfully stocked pantry and has now advanced to the extra unused bedroom re foods too! lol Thanks again! Recipe looks healthy and versatile and love toasting sesame seeds too!

  2. Pingback: Cold baked silverside of beef | What's cooking on page 32

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