Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sprout Salad

Here's a recipe for all you sprouters out there...and for all you non-sprouters too. (I used store-bought sprouts...I know...it's a lot cheaper to sprout your own, but I usually can't get organized enough for that to happen.) 

It's a simple salad, but very tasty, crunchy, and nutritious. Here are the ingredients:

~ 1 lb sprouts of your choice: I used mung bean, broccoli, pea, and lentil sprouts
1 cup unsalted, lightly roasted peanuts
1 good-sized handful of fresh cilantro, chopped (~1/2 cup chopped, or more to taste)
1 large carrot, julienne sliced or shredded 
1/4 cup tamari
1 teaspoon fresh, very finely grated ginger (or more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil (toasted sesame oil is stronger and more intense than light-colored, plain sesame oils...a little goes a long way)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice/or garnish with lime wedges and squeeze over each serving to taste

Toss the sprouts, peanuts, carrot, and cilantro together and dress with the tamari/ginger/sesame/lime mixture.

This makes a perfect lunch to take to work; it really satisfies and fills you up without being heavy. If you want to make a large batch without it losing its crunch over a few days, mix the sprouts, carrots, and cilantro and keep the dressing and peanuts separate, dressing and "peanutting" as you go.

The next time I make this, I'll add some watermelon radish, which is making regular appearances at my local co-op these days.


  1. Rose,

    That salad sounds really good. But then again I do love sprouts and watermelon radishes. Once you added the peanuts and cilantro and I was right there. All things I adore but have not combined in a salad before. Thank you so much for sharing!


  2. I hope your's and Alicia's husband know how lucky they are! I can't imagine someone making these lovely meals every day.

  3. Alicia,

    Thanks, it just struck me the other day that I should eat more sprouts...and even John liked this one...it's the peanuts that snared him.


    Thank you so much for your lovely comments...you are really so kind. I'll let my hubby know...he tries to be enthusiastic, but sometimes gets a little picky (ah, men). ;)

  4. Rose,

    I think we can all use a few more sprouts. Even John liked this? Wow! I thought for sure this was something you made for yourself. Now I know I have to try it!


    Thanks for the nice compliment. My hubby does appreciate me. He brags about me at work and even shares his food with the omnis that are brave enough to try it. A few of them even read my blog now. How is that for amazing! I was more than a bit shocked.

    Thanks again,

  5. This looks like a great use for the sprouts I have growing on my counter!
    I'll sub parsley for the cilantro, it is one of the few seasonings that I find to be vile;) Love the ginger and lime in this, it has my mouth watering.

  6. Janet,

    I know cilantro is something you either love or hate. It's great you are into sprouting...wish I were more diligent about it. Let me know how your version turns out.

  7. Rose, I had this for lunch today and really enjoyed it!

  8. Janet,

    Thanks for letting me know, I'm so glad you liked it.


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