Spicy Bean Sprout Salad with Red Pepper

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Crispy texture, perfectly capturing the essence of bean sprouts without the bitterness

This Spicy Bean Sprout Salad is a staple Korean side dish that keeps the crisp texture of bean sprouts while eliminating any bitterness. It’s seasoned with a spicy red pepper dressing that makes it a refreshing and flavorful complement to any meal. Quick to prepare, this dish is perfect for adding a burst of flavor and nutrition to your dining table.

3 Servings / Ready in 15 Minutes / Easy to Make


  • Bean Sprouts, 250g
  • Green Onion (white part), 1/3 piece

  • Water, 1 cup
  • Salt, 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking Oil, 1 Tbsp
  • Red Pepper Powder, 1 Tbsp
  • Soup Soy Sauce, 0.5 Tbsp
  • Sesame Oil, 1 Tbsp
  • Roasted Sesame Salt, 1 Tbsp
  • Salt, 3 tsp


  1. Finely chop the white part of the green onion.
  2. Prepare the bean sprouts by removing the heads and tails if preferred, then wash them under running water.
  3. In a pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
  4. Add the prepared bean sprouts, cover with a lid, and boil for about 3 minutes.
  5. After boiling, let it sit covered for 30 seconds to 1 minute before opening.
  6. Drain the bean sprouts and rinse them once with cold water, then thoroughly drain.
  7. In a bowl, mix the bean sprouts and chopped green onions.
  8. Add the listed amounts of red pepper powder, soup soy sauce, sesame oil, roasted sesame salt, and salt to the bowl.
  9. Mix well until the bean sprouts are evenly coated with the seasoning.
  10. Your Spicy Bean Sprout Salad is ready to serve.


  • Adding a tablespoon of cooking oil when boiling the bean sprouts helps retain their crisp texture and removes any bitterness.
  • You can adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. A bit of minced garlic or fish sauce can also be added for extra flavor.
  • Boiling with the lid on and letting it sit helps to cook the bean sprouts perfectly without any smell.