A week or so ago, I made a “Crack Slaw” recipe from LaaLoosh and modified it to more of an Indian-curry flavor and used lean beef instead of turkey or chicken. It’s very easy to personalize and comes together quickly. I am not a big fan of the name, but it is a very filling, tasty dish.
Today, I decided to take it a step forward and thought about how I could get the flavor similar to what I make myself when I go to bd’s Mongolian Grill. I never get meat when I go there- the people working the grill make fun of me for getting a hot salad, and I am here to tell you, I love my hot salad.
One of my favorite flavors at bd’s is ginger. I also LOVE the salad dressing they give you at Japanese Steakhouses- and the best way I could think to get this flavor is with the Makoto Ginger Dressing. I also added PB2, which is great for adding peanut flavor. I enjoy regular peanut butter too much to ever make the paste, but it makes some people happy. I mix mine with smoothies, pancakes, and Halo Top Ice-cream.
If you like a ginger, nutty and slightly spicy flavor with a crunchy and creamy texture, this is a great dish for lunch with a lot of flavor and nutrients.
Carrot and Black Bean Stir-Fry
4 medium carrots
8 oz cole slaw mix
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup Makoto Ginger Dressing
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 T soy sauce (regular, or reduced sodium)
4 T PB2 (or any other powdered peanut butter)
1 t sesame oil
Sriracha chili sauce to taste (about 1 T)
1 bunch green onions, chopped
Protein 15.5 g
Carbohydrate 45 g
Dietary Fiber 15 g
Total Sugars 7.5 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 5.5 g
Saturated fat .5 g
- Shred carrots with food processor. Place in large skillet and heat over medium heat.
- While carrots are heating up, mince garlic in food processor. Stir in, along with coleslaw mix. Add sesame oil and stir.
- Heat for about 5 minutes, until vegetables begin to feel warm. Meanwhile, mix vinegar, ginger dressing and soy sauce. Pour over veggies and add in black beans.
- Heat until desired tenderness, then mix in PB2 and stir until well mixed. Lastly, add Sriracha to taste (I used a little more than 1 tbsp).
- Garnish with green onion.
Note: For a slightly different flavor you could add in cilantro. Bean sprouts would also be a great addition. If you have sesame seeds, they would be a nice garnish. Additionally, you could also spiralize the carrots if your spiralizer is capable.
Hope you enjoy it!
Health and joy,