Recipe: Vegetarian stir-fry salad with peanut dressing

It's not necessary to always eat meat. Tucking into delicious vegetarian dishes like the one below is good for your waistline and your heart.

Vegetarian stir-fry salad with peanut dressing
Serves 4

Ingredients
Dressing:

1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 - 2 tbsp water

Salad:
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped (optional)
1 tsp fresh ginger, crushed
1 cup baby carrots, sliced
2½ cups small cauliflower florets
2½ cups small broccoli florets
½ red bell pepper, cut into strips
½ green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 cup fresh snow peas (or mange tout), trimmed
1 cup sliced red cabbage
Mixed salad greens of your choice (e.g. baby spinach, rocket and lettuce leaves, washed and dried)

Optional:
½ cup almonds, sliced and toasted
OR
¼ cup walnuts, toasted
AND
¼ cup sunflower seeds
OR
¼ cup sesame seeds

Method

1. To make the dressing, dilute the peanut butter with the soy sauce and water, and whisk together.
2. Whisk in the ginger, and set aside.
3. Preheat a wok or large frying pan on high heat.
4. Once very hot, add the sesame oil and swirl in the pan.
5. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli (optional) to the wok.
6. Keep moving around the pan, and add the carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and peppers.
7. Stir-fry for 2 - 3 minutes.
8. Add the snow peas and red cabbage, and stir-fry for a further 2 - 3 minutes.
9. Pour over the dressing and toss thoroughly.
10. Serve over the salad greens and sprinkle with your choice of nuts or seeds.

NUTRITION FACTS

Per serving:

This recipe is:

Calories: 247

Low in cholesterol

Total fat: 16.5g

High in dietary fibre

Saturated fat: 4.4g

High in manganese

Cholesterol: 14mg

Very high in vitamin A

Sodium: 471mg

Very high in vitamin C

Total carbohydrates: 17.9g

Dietary fibre: 7.3g

Sugars: 7.4g

Protein: 10.6g

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