I am not very fond of salads, but when it comes to sprout salad I am the first one to gobble it all up. It is quite easy to fix a sprout salad to suit your palate by altering the dressing. Just be a little innovative and simple sprouts can create magic. My favourite among the sprouts is the moong bean sprouts.
I love it because of its high nutritional value and low cholesterol content. You can check the complete Nutritional value of Moong Bean sprouts by clicking here. Moong sprouts can be brought from market, but I prefer to sprout them at home because the longer you store them, the more nutrients they lose, and the more bacterial growth occurs in them.
Sprouting moong beans at home is quite easy. Here is my way of sprouting moong beans at home:
Wash the moong dal and soak it in water in a covered container, overnight. Drain the water from the container, the next morning and cover the container again. Keep this container in a dark place for a day and check it the next morning again. You will see tiny sprouts coming out. You can also tie the overnight soaked moong beans in a wet muslin cloth and leave them in it for a day or two (Note: Keep sprinkling water on the muslin cloth if you feel that all the moisture has evaporated). When you open the muslin cloth after a day or two you will be pleased to see tiny sprouts coming out.
Once the sprouts are ready, just throw in your favourite fruits, veggies and nuts along with the dressing and enjoy the crunchy salad.
Here is my version of Moong Sprout Salad:
2 Cups of Sprouted Moong Beans
1 Small Onion, finely chopped
1 Medium Size Tomato, finely chopped
1/4th Cup Zucchini, finely chopped
1/4th Cup Roasted Pepita
1/4th Cup Almonds
1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
1 Tsp Lemon juice
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder to taste
Take the sprouts in a bowl and mix all the ingredients in a bowl, except salt and pepper. Add in the salt and pepper only once ready to serve.
You can steam, boil or stir fry the sprouts before combining the ingredients, but i prefer them raw. The crunchiness makes me want more of it ❤