|Edamame Bean, Wakame seaweed and mung bean vermicelli salad|
Green food salad with edamame beans, seaweed & bean vermicelli
After all the indulgence over Christmas and New Year, it is time to detox by going veggie and loading up on green super foods. So I have put together a salad combining some of my favourite foods: edamame beans, Wakame seaweed and avocado. The beans are frozen ones which come straight out of the freezer and the dried wakame seaweed and glass noodles are store cupboard ingredients.
Glass noodles (also known as bean thread, mung bean vermicelli or cellophane noodles) are made from mung beans. In their dried form, they look very similar and can be easily confused with rice vermicelli, which is made from rice flour. Once cooked though, they look and taste quite different, with the glass noodles taking on a unique gelatinous texture not unlike long threads of jelly. They have little flavour but will absorb any flavours they are dressed in, making them perfect in salads. According to this article, glass noodles are also gluten free.
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