Brown rice makes an excellent base for this highly nutritious salad of quickly grilled lamb steak, sprouted mung beans, tomatoes and black olives in a vinaigrette dressing.
Sprouted mung beans, available in cartons from healthfood shops, have been sprouted from high quality beans and have a larger bean and smaller sprouting part than conventional bean sprouts. This makes them more crunchy. If you cannot find them, you can use ordinary bean sprouts. * For a vegetarian option, omit the lamb and add 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) tiny new potatoes, steamed or boiled until tender and then left until just warm, and 1 large grated carrot. Instead of olives and tomatoes, use 75 g (2½ oz) toasted cashews and 2 tbsp each toasted sunflower and sesame seeds.
Lamb is an excellent source of vitamin B12, needed for a healthy nervous system, and a good source of vitamin B1. * Sprouted beans are low in calories and extremely nutritious – they are a good source of vitamin C and folate as well as several phytochemicals, including lutein, coumarins and xanthophyll.
B1, B6, B12, E, folate, niacin, selenium, zinc * B2, C, iron, potassium * A