This is a variation of one of my favorite salads and is SO incredibly healthy that I get to feel superior when I eat it. ;o) You can use a variety of sprouts; my favorites are mung beans and lentils. The spiciness can be adjusted by altering the chili/jalapeno amount. Some versions of this salad call for cooking the sprouts in a little water for 2 minutes, but I always use them raw - love the crunch! Time doesn't include sprouting your beans/lentils.
Wheat berries, also called soft wheat, are found in the health food stores and in some grocery stores. This is a good basic recipe for srpouting. When sprouted, they have a wonderful sweet taste. The sprouts should get 1/3"- 3/4" long. These are great in salads, bread, as a snack, and in stir fry. Enjoy! When I cant' find cheesecloth, I cut up a washcloth into 4 squares. One square works great! Cook time is sprouting time. Adapted from the cookbook Fresh!
These are so easy to make and are so good for you! Lentil sprouts contain Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, B15, B17, C, K, choline, folic acid, inositol, PABA
Minerals: boron, calcium, chlorine, copper, iron, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur, zinc
The amounts are loosely given. I love them over salads, but are good snacks on their own. Cook time is sprouting time.
This is so healthy and tasty too! For the sprouted grains you may use wheat berries,quinoa, rye, spelt, etc., even lentils! Mix and match grain sprouts to your heart's content. Adapted from the SproutPeople.
When using whole wheat and/or rye flours you might add wheat gluten - at a rate of 1/8 cup per cup of flour - as it often produces a nicer loaf. Enjoy!