Monster Salad

3 05 2009

Another winner from Fran’s House of Ayurveda, I love this hot version of a summer salad!


1 bagful of green beans, yellow beans or string beans, ends trimmed
2 red peppers, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced in crescents
10-15 new or baby potatoes, halved (or larger potato, cubed)
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 small bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped

3 cloves garlic, grated or minced
lemon juice
1/4 cup sunflower oil or any other cooking oil
1 tsp each ground cumin and ground coriander
1 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper to taste

Steam the green beans then the potatoes until tender-crisp, so not quite cooked all the way. Then, in a large pan or wok, heat some oil and saute the raw onion slices (not pre-steamed) until soft. Add the garlic, cumin and coriander and stir a bit, then add the steamed veggies and chickpeas. Season with salt and pepper while sauteing for a few minutes. Serve hot sprinkled with cilantro and a big squeeze of lemon juice!

Click here for the cold version.

Recipe From: Fran’s House of Ayurveda




3 responses

29 05 2009

I’m really glad to find your blog. I too am a soy-free, gluten-free vegan (due to allergies, but I think I always wanted to be a vegan philosophically). I am anxious to try some of your recipes. Thanks for posting this blog!

13 06 2009

I just discovered your blog!! I’m gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan too. Like Cyn, above, it’s for allergies. I hope you continue to blog!! 🙂

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