By: The Working Girl’s Kitchen

This is one of my favorite ban-chan (Korean side dish). You can eat it as a snack or as a side dish with a meal. I love the crunch of the sprouts and the nutty-spice flavor combo.

Nutritional benefits: soybean sprouts

  • Protein: 1 cup of soybean sprouts provides 9.16g of protein
  • Vitamins: Soybean sprouts provide B vitamin, folate, which is essential for the synthesis of DNA and red blood cells. They also are a good source of vitamin C.
  • Minerals: Soybean sprouts are a great source of zinc, a mineral essential for proper smell, immune function and wound healing. Sprouts contain iron and potassium.


  1. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients other than the sprouts.
  2. Boil 4 cups of water in a large pot. Add sprouts to the boiling water for two minutes.
  3. Drain sprouts from boiling water. Rinse in cold water, and then shake off excess water.
  4. Add sprouts to the sesame seed mixture. Combine mixture with sprouts throughly with tongs. Serve and enjoy!


  • 1 lb soybean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp sesame seed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped (optional) or sprinkling of red-pepper flakes