This is a delicious, soothing and healing soup. The healing qualities of garlic and ginger are well known. Garlic and green onions have allicin, a potent medicinal compound. They are also rich in vitamins C and B. Ginger is known for its benefits to healing gastrointestinal distress, has anti-inflammatory properties and promotes sweating which is helpful when fighting a cold.
Mung Bean Noodle Soup
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp tamari or coconut aminos
- 1 tsp rice wine
- crushed red pepper flakes or hot chili oil
- Himalayan sea salt
- 2 green onions, chopped finely
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 inch piece ginger, peeled
- Mung bean noodles, edamame or rice noodles
- 3/4 cup shredded cabbage or bean sprouts
- Pour the sesame oil in a small mixing bowl.
- Add the Tamari and rice vinegar.
- Add a pinch of sea salt, crushed red pepper and green onions.
- Grate 4 garlic cloves and about the same amount of ginger into the bowl.
- Boil water for noodles in large pot.
- When water is boiling, plunge noodles into the pot.
- Cook until just about soft (about 1-3 minutes).
- Add shredded cabbage or sprouts to the pot.
- Cook 1 minute more.
- Pour the noodles and blanched cabbage into a strainer.
- After straining, place noodles and cabbage into a bowl.
- Mix in the sauce.