Spring Roll Salad

Serves 2

COST: $1.87

Per 11⁄2 cups

Calories: 160

Fat: 3.5g

Carbohydrates: 32g

Protein: 5g

Fiber: 5g

Sugar: 8g

Sodium: 280mg

1 cup mung bean sprouts

1 carrot

1 red bell pepper

1 14-ounce can baby corn

2 teaspoons olive oil

3 teaspoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Wash the vegetables. Drain the mung bean sprouts thoroughly. Peel the carrot and cut into thin strips about 2 inches long. Cut the red pepper in half, remove the seeds, and cut into thin strips about 2 inches long. Rinse the baby corn in warm water and drain thoroughly.
Combine the olive oil, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, and sugar in a jar and shake well. Toss the salad with the dressing. Wait about 30 minutes to serve to allow the flavors to blend.

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