Beet salad with rose petals and cilantro flowers

Growing your own sprouts

So easy to grow sprouts at home. They add a gourmet look to some dishes and provide a really big nutritional punch. We found this to be an easy and healthy swap for the usual salad ingredients. And since this is an example of eco friendly eating, it also makes a good project for kids.

We got everything we needed in a kit on Amazon. It included fiber soil discs that expand when they get wet, a reusable plastic tray and seeds specifically sold for sprouting (untreated).

Just add water.

After a few days we had sprouts. Instead of harvesting them all at once, we cut them off as we needed them.

Heirloom beets drizzled with rosewater then topped with Saint Andre french cheese, broccoli sprouts, cilantro flowers, rose petals, and a french vinaigrette dressing.

It’s amazing what you can make after a visit to the local farmer’s market, and some help from your own little sprout garden.  We were inspired by the photo on the cover of Yotam Ottolenghi’s book “Plenty More“.

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Beet salad with rose petals, broccoli sprouts and cilantro flowers

Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography

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