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Bitter melon salad

( chinadaily.com.cn ) Updated: 2014-07-15 14:08:11

Bitter melon salad
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The bitter melon contains various healthy nutrients that can prevent diseases and enhance one’s health.

It is rich in vitamin C and low in calories. Several Asian and African herbal centers have been using the bitter melon for a long time as a "cooling" ingredient.

Here is a simple and easy recipe that may help you beat the summer heat.

Recipe:

Serves 2

Ingredients:

Bitter melon 2

Red sweet pepper 1 sliced

Spring onion a small handful, chopped

Garlic chopped

Sugar to taste

Light soy sauce to taste

Vinegar to taste

Step 1: Clean the bitter melons.

Step 2: Spoon out the pulps.

Step 3: Chop the melons.

Step 4: Mix the garlic, sugar, light soy sauce and vinegar together to make the sauce.

Step 5: Bring the water to boil and add some salt and oil. Blanch the bitter melons for 15 seconds and cool them by cold water.

Step 6: Mix the melons with the sliced red sweet pepper and the sauce.

If you want to jazz up your dish a little bit, you can also add several drops of chili oil.

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