So much as been said about the goodness of beans… i feel we should include them in our diet as a regular feature. In India we have many types of beans and make so many recipes out of them. Soya beans are so good for us and apart from cooking them in a sauce or curry as the English would say i like to just boil and eat them with a pinch of salt and pepper. Makes an excellent snack instead of crisps. Today i am sharing with you my recipe of soya bean salad. These are yellow soya beans available in most supermarkets …not to be confused with the green mung beans. If you would like to buy some soya beans do contact me.
These beans need to be soaked for at least 4-6 hours and then boiled till soft.
Once they are boiled you can use them in whatever way you wish. I also freeze them once they are boiled so i dont have to go through this process repeatedly.
Soybean is a legume, it comes in different colours like green, yellow, brown and black. In the modern world, major producers of the soy are United States, Brazil, Argentina, China and India.
1 cup of boiled soya beans
Chopped vegetables such as :
bell peppers (capsiums)
chopped coriander or parsley leaves
a splash of extra virgin pure spanish olive oil
a splash of lemon juice
salt to taste
Mix the beans with all the vegetables of your choice. You can also omit some if you dont like it. I used pineapple in this recipe and it turned out amazing. Mix the ingredients for the dressing and toss into the salad. Let it rest in the refrigerator for an hour for all the flavors to blend. I did not add any oil….But it would be nice if you did :)
HEALTH BENEFITS OF YELLOW SOYA BEAN
Soybeans are very rich in protein and manganese. They are a good source of iron, phosphorus, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, copper, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin K and potassium. Soybeans are high fiber foods and free of cholesterol. They are also lactose free and high in phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are hormone-like substances and beneficial for menopausal women.
We all know how good raw vegetables are for our health and we also know the health benefits of olive oil
This is one healthy salad…Gluten free and vegan…Do enjoy eating it and your body will enjoy it too!!
For Jain recipes please omit the onions
THIS IS WHAT SOYA BEANS LOOK LIKE