Home grown sprouts

There is nothing better tasting and better for you than home grown sprouts. And you know the best part? It’s so easy!

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Buy some sprouting seeds from your local organic or health food shop. Get a jar and mesh or cheese cloth and a big elastic band – I improvised but I believe you can buy sprouting jars. Place 1 -2 tablespoons in the jar.

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Cover with water to start the sprouting process. Leave at least 12 hours or overnight.

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The next day rinse and drain a couple of times and leave lying upside down on a 45 degree angle so they can drain and have air circulate around them.

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Then continue rinsing and leaving on the 45 deg angle twice  daily. A day or so later they look like this – look how they’re already got little sprouty tails.

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And by day 5 or 6 your jar should be full.

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All ready to put on some salad or in a sandwich.

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I then decant the jar into another container to put in the fridge and start the process all over again. By the time I’ve finished this lot the jar will be full again. So much tastier and cheaper than buying from the shops.

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3 comments

  1. Karen says:

    Hi, Libby! great post … been wanting to do this for a while now, myself! made a great salad (sans sprouts) for tomorrow’s lunch, though … local mixed greens and green onions, raw carrot, black pepper, dressing of balsamic vinegar and lemon juice, mixed with some cooked quinoa and fresh strawberries! <3 food is truly love.

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