This is one of my favorite salads to serve with Oriental dishes. When you have a stirfry, it is nice to have something cold and crunchy to go with it. My sister, Annette, made this the first time I tasted it, so it became Annie's Bean Sprout Salad.
While cutting the veggies into strips, put 5-6 cups of water into a medium saucepan over medium heat. When finished cutting Peppers and Carrots, Blanch them quickly (15 to 30 seconds or so) drain and cool by running under cold water or place into ice bath and drain when cold. Place blanched veggies in a medium non reactive bowl and add rinsed and drained sprouts.
Stir in all dressing ingredients except salt. Mix well and chill for an hour or more. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. This salad gets more "marinated" as it chills, and tastes better after at least an hour.
Serve with any Oriental dish (or grilled main course for a crunchy side)