Tuesday, December 19, 2017

HOW TO MAKE SPROUTED MOONG BEAN SALAD

Moong sprouts salad is an easy and nutritious snack. You can be make the salad by adding moong sprouts, cucumber, tomatoes, onions, a sprinkle of chat masala, tossed in a vinaigrette flavored dressing - and it tastes extremely great. Enjoy experimenting with different flavors, vegetables, fruits, spices, dry-fruits, nuts and seeds of your choice. It will boost the nutritive value of your salad.

A super busy day calls for a salad!!! There is no denying that at times we all look for fast, easy and no-fuss recipes with full of nutrients and flavor. Whenever I am in a hurry, I prepare eating sprout salads in the breakfast. It's a quick fix for low calories and flavor and great for people who don't have enough time to cook healthy meals. There are different types and varieties of sprouts but moong sprouts are my favorite.

Sprouts are energy boosting enzymes, extremely alkalizing and rich in micro-nutrients. They are loaded with protein, vitamin B1 and B6, vitamin K and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorous and zinc.

I kept it super simple today, this took me less than 5 minutes to prepare! Moong sprouts, cucumber, tomatoes, onions, a sprinkle of chat masala (salt, cumin and pepper), tossed in a vinaigrette flavored dressing - and it tastes extremely great. Enjoy experimenting with different flavors, vegetables, fruits, spices, dry-fruits, nuts and seeds of your choice. It will boost the nutritive value of your salad.

You can buy ready-made sprouts from the market or make them at home but it's always good and healthy option to make sprouts at home. The sprouts can be made ahead of time and simply boiled for 5 minutes right before serving.


wash and soak the beans for 6-8 hours in the morning, drain away the excess water and rinse it with fresh water. Wrap the swelled beans in a wet cloth and let soak in a cool place overnight and wait for atleast a day. After 24-36 hours they will properly sprouted.


HOW TO SPROUT MOONG BEANS?

1. Wash and rinse 1 cup of moong beans under running water.
2. Add cold water, preferably 2-3 times the volume of the beans, cover and place it in a bowl.
3. Soak the beans for 6-8 hours, depending upon the type and size of the seed, so that they swell properly.
4. Drain away the excess water from the bowl. Rinse them with fresh water and drain the water again.
5. Place the swelled beans and wrap it in a wet cloth.
6. Let soak in a cool place overnight and wait for atleast a day.
7. After 24 - 36 hours they will be properly sprouted (rinse and drain the beans after every 6-8 hours)
8. When the sprouts reach the desire length, they are ready to eat.

Notes:
1. Remember to wash the beans atleast 2-3 times a day.
2. After sprouting you can store them in a refrigerator and eat them in less than 3-4 days.

HOW TO MAKE SPROUTED MOONG BEAN SALAD?

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4-5 people
Author: The Food Root

Ingredients
1 cup sprouted moong beans
1 tomato, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cucumber, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt or as per taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly grounded
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder

DRESSING
Ingredients
3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (optional)
2 tablespoon vinegar (balsamic, apple, white cider, wine)
of your choice - I used balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt or as per taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly grounded

Method
1. Prepare sprouts: Place spouts in a pan with water and salt, cover and boil for 5 minutes or until crisp or tender. Drain the water in a colander and let it sit out at the room temperature.

2. Chop raw veggies: Meanwhile, cut vegetables of your choice and keep it aside.

3. Dressing: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, whisk together. If you are not using the dressing right away, cover and refrigerate it in a bottle, and shake again before use.

3. Assemble: Assemble your salad bowl, add moong sprouts, raw veggies and season it with salt, pepper and cumin powder. Drizzle the yummy dressing and gently toss them to combine. Enjoy!!








9 comments:

  1. That is a completely new recipe that I must try. I have never had it so I will let you know how my turns out.

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  2. I've never heard of moong beans before. I love trying new things so we'll have to try this out.

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  3. I've never heard of Moon beans before, not I need to look these up and see where to get them. They sound really interesting and this recipe looks great!

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  4. I have never had been salad!! This looks so great though that I think I am going to need to try this! Thank you for sharing!!

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  5. I am not familiar with moong beans. I do however like salads and we eat beans here often so this does look like something we would eat here.

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  6. I've never heard of moong beans but how interesting they sound! I am all about healthy but most importantly, quick meals and this dish sounds ideal!

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  7. I have been hesitant to sprout my own beans, but you make it sound simple. Your recipe sounds tasty and healthy!

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  8. I've had moong beans in a filipino dish my mom would make but never thought of it in a salad. Might have to give this a try.

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  9. I know I have done a salad similar to this when I was doing a themed baby shower for my wife. A moong bean salad is delicious, and I would love to try to make this.

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