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Asian Shiitake Glass Noodle Salad

Napa cabbage is one of Asia’s most commonly used vegetable with its crunchy sweet flavour. So low in calories (16 per 100g serving) its virtually a free food! Napa, apart of the cruciferous family, is a great source of folate giving you 20% of your daily requirements, helping to support healthy DNA, including in developing babies!  In addition Napa is rich in vitamin C for immunity, K for bone health and electrolytes and minerals like calcium and magnesium to help you get your quality zzz’s!

 Power Food: Chinese Napa Cabbage

Prep. Time: 10 min. | Cook Time: 0 min. | Total Time: 15 min. | Serves: 4 | Serving Size : 2 cups

Free From: Gluten, Dairy

Ingredients:

  • 80 g *mung bean thread (glass) noodles or other gluten free noodles
  • 4 cups Napa cabbage, cut in strips
  • 2 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1-14 oz. black beans, rinsed & drained

Ginger Infusion:

  • ¼ cup vegetable stock (low sodium, gluten free)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce ( low sodium, gluten free)
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, pure (grade B)
  • 1 tsp. each: ginger & garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 stalk green onion, sliced, to garnish
  • ½ cup cilantro, minced for garnish with a few sprigs
  • ¼ cup pine nuts (soaked overnight) for garnish

Directions:

  1. Soak bean noodles in warm water until softened but still firm, about 1-2 minutes or prepare noodles according to manufacture directions. Drain & set aside.
  2. Add Napa, mushrooms, carrots, onion, black beans, and noodles to a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together vegetable stock, soy sauce, maple syrup, ginger, garlic, and lime juice. Drizzle on top of salad, toss and then garnish with onion, cilantro and pine nuts just before serving.

 

Nutritional Facts: Calories   246.1  |  Total Fat  7.0 g |   Saturated Fat 0.6 g  |  Monounsaturated Fat  1.8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat   3.2 g |  Cholesterol 56.1 mg |   Sodium  39.6 g  |    Total Carbohydrate  39.5 g |    Natural Sugar 4.8 g  |    Dietary Fibre  8.7 g  |    Protein  10.9 g     | *Vitamin A 83.0 %    | *Vitamin C  9.4 %   | *Manganese 73.9 %      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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