Reflections Sprout Salad

A yummy meal enjoyed on an island. Sprout salad, carrots, celery, jicama, and Green Monster Hummus

I love a good sprout salad.  It is fresh, tasty and makes you feel charged up and ready to go.

A bit about sprouts – sprouts have protein, are low calorie, contain Vitamin C and 6 of the 8 B vitamins, high in folate, a good source of thiamine.  They also have minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese.  They have trace amounts of calcium.   They also contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  The best of all sprouts are soybean sprouts for nutritional density. More information can be found here: http://www.livestrong.com/article/41769-bean-sprouts-nutrition-information/

I have several different versions of sprout salads that I make.  This recipe was enjoyed on a canoe day trip.

Reflections Sprout Salad

  • 1 cup Shredded carrots
  • 2 cups Bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup Alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/2 cup Pea sprouts
  • 1/2 can of Chick peas

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper

Directions

  1. Add all the salad ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. With kitchen scissors, cut up all the sprouts into a size that fits nicely on a fork – about a inch or so long.
  3. Assemble the dressing in a mason jar, seal with a lid and shake until combined
  4. Pour 1/2 dressing on the salad and toss.  If you feel it needs more dressing, add in small increments to taste.
  5. Let sit covered in the fridge for a few hours.

If going on a canoe day trip, make in the morning before you go, put in a container that seals tightly to avoid getting dressing everywhere.  Make sure it is kept cool.

When I make my own salad I do it by handful not by cup.  You can use your hand as a measure of one and combine your salad this way.  My hands are very big so actually do make about a cup portion.  If your hands are small, be careful with the dressing – you will want to reduce the amount.

May you sprout new ideas as you reflect upon your journey to wellness,

Jo, your 9CupChallenge partner

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