Seasonal Tastes: A Fresh Take on Mung Beans and Watermelons
Recipe for the Great Heat solar term (begins approx. July 22)
The Great Heat solar term marks the hottest time of the year, and when the temperatures are at their peak our bodies crave light, healthy meals.
In traditional Chinese culture, nothing beats the heat like mung beans and watermelons, which can dissipate heat inside our bodies, rehydrate cells, and remove damp energy.
We hope you enjoy this refreshing mung beans recipe during the Great Heat solar term.
Ingredients (serves 4) :
50 g watermelon rinds
1 pinch salt
200 g mung beans
400 g water
1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 clove garlic
1 green onion
3 tablespoons oil
1. Soak the mung beans in water overnight.
2. Mince the garlic, green onion, and shallot. Place them in a bowl and pour hot oil over them (the oil should be heated until it starts to smoke). Add balsamic vinegar, light soy sauce, and sugar. Stir well and set the sauce aside.