Apple & Tomato Sprouts Salad

18 Feb

Often we look around for healthy dinner options. If you are on a diet then this sprout salad is an ideal thing to try. Sprout is not only recommended as a diet food but it is nutritious for the young children too. This salad is filling and serves as a complete meal.

Recently, I read something really interesting about the nutrient value of sprouts. When the seed starts to sprout, the proteins break down into amino acids, carbohydrates into simple sugar and fats into fatty acids. Also, sprouting increases the vitamin content especially vitamin B. All these organic compounds can be easily assimilated by our body.

So here is a simple and healthy way to start sprouting. Sprouts are not only delicious to eat but also it is a great activity to do with your kids. To make sprouts at home is relatively simple. For this you would need:

  • Green/ Brown lentils 2 tbsp
  • Closed Jar or Muslin Cloth

How to Sprout:

  1. Take 2 tbsp of the green/ brown lentil seeds, remove stones, sticks, weeds etc.
  2. Rinse seed (if seed is small and clean, can skip this rinse)
  3. Soak seed in water for 8 hours.
  4. Rinse soaked seed, put in a jar or a damp muslin cloth for 2 days.
  5. Important: After 12 hours seeds must be washed and kept back into the jar or the cloth.
  6. After 2 days, the sprouts will appear and can be eaten. These can be stored in refrigerator for further use. If not used within 12 hours, seeds should be rinsed every 24 hours in refrigerator. Best is to eat FRESH!

TO MAKE APPLE AND TOMATO SPROUT SALAD:

Ingredients:

1 apple chopped

1 tomato deseeded and chopped

1 onion chopped

2 cups sprouts

salt and pepper to taste

Juice of 1 lemon

1 lemon for garnish

coriander (cilantro) for garnish

Method:

  1. Put apple, tomato, onion and sprouts in a bowl. Toss until uniformly mixed.
  2. Season the lemon juice with some salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the seasoned lemon juice on the salad.
  4. Garnish with some cilantro and lemon wedges.
  5. Eat Fresh!

 

 

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8 Responses to “Apple & Tomato Sprouts Salad”

  1. Ridwan February 18, 2012 at 8:38 AM #

    Great,healthy and simple salad recipe,i love all ingredients in it !

  2. yummychunklet February 18, 2012 at 1:06 PM #

    This definitely looks like a healthy and tasty dinner option!

  3. Tina (PinayInTexas) February 19, 2012 at 5:27 AM #

    Haven’t tried this combo, but it sure sounds like a refreshing and delicious salad!

  4. Savoury Table February 20, 2012 at 8:02 AM #

    What a great idea for something just that little bit different. I am presently dieting and have really tired of the usual suspects. I just may have to sprout some lentils. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Ruth February 21, 2012 at 5:40 AM #

    Wonderful tips, sounds really fun! I’ll give it a try 🙂

  6. Charles February 22, 2012 at 3:43 AM #

    This is so cool, growing the sprouts – I had no idea you could do this so easily, and then make such wonderful sounding salads. Will need to give this a try – thanks for the idea!

  7. Nava Krishnan February 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM #

    I have never tried apples with bean sprouts but why Not? I am all adventurous and open to new recipes like this simple but lovely one you have shared.

  8. Kimby February 25, 2012 at 12:46 AM #

    Thanks for the research you did, Gursahiba, and for the “how to” info — I never imagined so much nutrition packed into one tiny sprout, or that you could grow your own. I also like the playful photo and ingredients in your salad! 🙂

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