Summer Salad of Mixed Sprouts & Vegetables

Summer Salad of Mixed Sprouts & Vegetables

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Summer Salad of Mixed Sprouts & Vegetables








Here’s another salad that can be put together in a jiffy.  The beauty of this recipe lies in its flexibility.

The salad can be enjoyed warm or cold; you can use whichever vegetables you have on hand and you can also substitute canned beans for mixed sprouts.

It is a main meal salad which doesn’t need any accompaniment (except, perhaps, a glass of wine!).

 simple yet delicious cool salad for a warm summer evening


1/2 Cup mixed sprouts OR canned/boiled beans of your choice

50 Grams sweetcorn kernel

100 Grams french beans

1 Large, chunky, carrot

2 White onion

1 Yellow or green courgette

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 Tablespoon strong mustard

2 Tablespoons cider vinegar

Juice of one lime or lemon

Freshly ground black pepper

Salt to taste


  1. Peel, wash and thinly slice the onion in half moon shape. Put it in a salad bowl. If you are using canned/boiled beans, you can add them to the onion at this stage. Cover and set aside.
  2. Top and tail the french beans and wash them.
  3. Wash the sweetcorn kernel.
  4. Wash and slice the courgette in chunks.
  5. Wash and slice the carrot in chunks.
  6. Place the french beans, sweetcorn, courgette and carrot in a steamer basket.
  7. Add mixed sprouts if using.
  8. Steam the sprouts and vegetables for 7 to 8 minutes till they become tender but retain a bite.
  9. While the steamer is working away, prepare the salad dressing.
  10. In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, cider vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Check for taste and add a bit more of whatever you fancy.
  11. Once the vegetables and sprouts are cooked, add them to the bowl in which the onions are sitting.
  12. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss well.
  13. You can either enjoy the salad while it is still warm or refrigerate till you are ready to eat.

2 thoughts on “Summer Salad of Mixed Sprouts & Vegetables”

  1. I really like things that are good either warm or cold — they are easy to take to work for lunch for days that you’re really “on the go” and have to eat when you have a moment. The dressing sounds like just the right thing too.
    Have a superb Saturday,

    1. Thank you Teagan. I am the same, I like food which is flexible and portable. And some food tastes better the next day which is a bonus :-).

      Hope you, too, have a fab Saturday.

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