GROWING YOUR OWN SPROUTS

GROWING YOUR OWN SPROUTS

An easy and healthy swap for the usual salad ingredients.

Growing sprouts at home is a really easy project. They add a gourmet look to some dishes and provide a really big nutritional punch. And since this is an example of eco friendly eating, it also makes a good project for kids. We do this more in the winter when lettuce in not available, since we are trying to eat with the seasons.

TIPS FOR GROWING SPROUTS

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. 

beet salad (1 of 3)
Beet salad with rose petals, broccoli sprouts and cilantro flowers

Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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