|Prep time: 15 minutes||Cooking time: 30 minutes||Total time: 45 minutes|
Although bitter melon has an unusual bitter taste, this recipe mellows its flavor while preserving its nutritional properties.
*Fermented black beans are available in Asian markets or grocery stores in the Asian section. For a homemade variation, see below.
Homemade Salted Black Beans: Place 1/2 cup cooked black beans in a small saucepan. Add 1 1/2 Tbsp. rice vinegar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 cup water. Mix well and simmer on low heat until the beans are almost dry. Set aside to cool slightly, then roughly chop.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 131, Fat 6.6g (59 cal), Carbohydrate 11g (44 cal), Protein 6.9g (28 cal)
Added information: Saturated Fat 0.7g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 321mg, Dietary Fiber 2.3g