Doug Lerner reports from Tokyo and St. Louis, and points beyond…

OK. I would hardly call this a “recipe” because it’s too simple to make. But please understand that I am a 55 year old male and “survivalist cook” who can barely make anything. Yesterday I cooked a potato for the first time in my life, and had to look up how on the Internet.
Serves 1:

  • One individual sized package of cut lettuce with sliced bell pepper mix.
  • One cucumber (a small, thin cucumber – not a giant one like in the U.S.).
  • One medium tomato.
  • One can of mixed beans (120 gm).
  • 4 T of non-oil ume (pickled plum) dressing.

Mix everything and eat. Extremely tasty and filling. The legumes give you that “protein satisfied” feeling. Only 219 calories and much less than 10% calories from fat. Be a little cautious in your dressing selection or you can end up with something relatively high in sodium.

Looks good, doesn’t it?

doug

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Comments on: "Mixed greens and beans salad with ume dressing" (2)

  1. David Fisher said:

    An interesting combination,
    You say canned mixed beans. Could you be more specific in the number and kind?

  2. I’ve found both canned and vacuum packed. They come in either 50 gm packs or 120 gm cans. There is no water – just the cooked beans. It’s a mix of soy beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans and green peas.

    Let me know if you get this reply since we’re still testing email notifications. Thanks.

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