Mung Sprout Salad

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It was my mom’s subtle way of letting us know that we were officially on a health spree. I have to say this happened very often, sometime after my mom had read an article about how heart healthy the sprouts are or sometime because she was rather bore eating the beans the usual way. But it most of the time it was the invitation for a family wedding that tiger the sudden urge of this healthy eating in her. I remember how my mom enjoyed dressing up, it was her implacable passion for clothes, her beautifully sharp pencil heels, her neatly pulled back hair up do’s and her graceful style always left the little girl in me wondering that will I be like her one day or not? She exactly knew how to deal with any excess weight that she had put on enjoying food and look her best in the dress she want to flaunt in the next family wedding. Sprouted beans always did the trick for mom; in her words “not only they keep you looking good from outside but they keep you healthy and fit from the inside”.

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I have to admit I was never the fan of this ritual growing up and never really found myself loving the sprouted beans but I am glad that this changes totally as I grew. I have to say I love the taste of sprouted beans and enjoy them in every form.

As they say, “Daughters are the reflection of their mothers”, I am if not completely but sure a lot like my mom. So whenever I am on my healthy eating wagon you can always find a batch of sprouted beans in my kitchen.

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Today’s recipe is a simple salad made with sprouted mung beans along with other ingredients. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to this recipe, go with your heart, add in what you like and in quantities you prefer. I am sure you will enjoy it and have fun making this recipe and sprouting some beans in your kitchen.

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Have a Beautiful Week!!!

Mung Sprout Salad

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups sprouted mung beans
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cucumbers chopped
  • ½ cup grapes cut in halves
  • 10-12 mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper as per taste

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients in a large bowl. Toss well so everything gets a good mix. Let it sit in refrigerator for atleast 15-20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
http://simplyreem.com/mung-sprout-salad/

Sprouting Beans (Mung/Anyother)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole Mung Beans ( makes about 3 - 3.5 cups of mung sprouts)
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Pick and clean the whole mung beans. Wash the beans well with water for 3-4 times.
  2. In a large bowl add the washed mung beans and water atleast 1 – 1 ½ inches above the surface of the beans. Cover the bowl and let the beans soak for minimum 8-10 hours or preferably overnight.
  3. After the beans are well soaked drained the excess water. Lightly wet a clean cheese cloth or muslin cloth, just so it get damp. Add the drained beans to this damp cloth and fold the cloth well over the bean so it cover the beans properly. Place the cloth with the beans in a container and lightly cover the container with a lid with some space for the air to circulate. (Remember the beans need air to sprout!)
  4. Keep the container in a dark place such as in the over of kitchen cabinet for 1-2 days. You can see the sprouts after day 1 itself but by the day 2 they will grow longer.
  5. Once the sprouts are ready, use them immediately or refrigerate them. They keep well for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
http://simplyreem.com/mung-sprout-salad/

 

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  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 15, 2013, 6:54 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever made anything with mung beans but I’m so excited to try it out. I am really in need of a health spree!

  • Rosa July 15, 2013, 6:55 am

    A wonderful salad! So healthy, tasty and refreshing. Your pictures are delightful too.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Kankana July 15, 2013, 6:51 pm

    I just soaked some mung! The salad is not only styled beautifully, it’s also so neatly made. No fuss, no mess, simple and light. Just what I need these days.

  • dixya| food, pleasure, and health July 15, 2013, 7:15 pm

    mung beans are always delightful :) I eat them weekly as a salad.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 16, 2013, 12:22 am

    Such a tasty and healthy salad!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com July 16, 2013, 4:48 am

    Love sprouting!! It’s so easy, delicious and nutritious. Can’t imagine buying something so expensive when you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost :)

  • CCU July 16, 2013, 9:09 pm

    This salad is so healthy but delicious :D

    Cheers
    CCU

    P.S Because of my exams, I will not be commenting for around 4 weeks – see you afterwards!

  • Kitchen Belleicious July 17, 2013, 2:12 am

    it looks amazing. A variety of pairings I don’t normally do. So healthy yet flavorful

  • yummychunklet July 17, 2013, 8:19 pm

    Love mung beans!

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook July 18, 2013, 1:51 pm

    Great healthy salad! My mom does the same thing… lol. I need to watch out what I eat and this sounds delicious! I actually love mung sprout beans!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella August 5, 2013, 3:30 pm

    I’ve never sprouted anything like this before but my husband’s family has! A gorgeous looking healthy salad Reem :)

  • Raymund August 11, 2013, 8:39 am

    Looks really nice and healthy

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