Summer Salads: Sprouted Bean Salad

Well this is new territory for me!
I bought a bag of dried sprouted beans from Costco, because the bag was pretty.
True.
I am a sucker for packaging.  But, I also like to try new things.
These particular beans, are from truRoots, who also sell quinoa at Costco for a really reasonable price!  Yum!
So it’s a really big bag.
And I don’t really know what I’m supposed to do with it.
We ate them plain as a side dish with butter.  I liked them, the kids did not.
So I thought I would try again, and make the salad recipe they had on the package.
A friend of mine (hi Lori!), is venturing into the world of vegan eating, so I thought of her when I set out to make this salad!  It’s vegan-friendly, and hearty enough it could stand alone as a meal.
And the biggest surprise of all?!  It was yummy!  My kids (except baby) really liked it.
As in, went for seconds liked it.
Sprouted Bean Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sprouted beans (I use truRoots: lentils, mung and adzuki beans)
  • ⅔ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ⅔ cup chopped purple cabbage
  • ⅔ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup cucumbers in chunks
  • ½ cup red or yellow peppers
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp cumin (more if you like it...I used 1 tsp)
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a salad bowl.
  2. Toss.
  3. Use caution with portions! ha ha

(adapted from truRoots) 

But I will warn you, and this may be too much information, but use caution with how much you eat in one setting.  They may or may not cause some bubbly tummy action…just sayin’

I’d say this is a keeper recipe for us… but it’s not for everyone…

Have a healthy day!
Other salads you might enjoy:

Comments

  1. o my goodness that looks amazing…ah i want it now..hehe

  2. Looks so good!! I love bean salads – and this one is so colorful too! Very pretty! I love how your suggestion for portion control – too funny!
    ~Star
    Star Hughes Living

  3. You are officially my salad- go to gal! This looks like the perfect addition to bring to a BBQ. I am pinning the first picture..its fantastic!!

    XO Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

  4. that looks delicious and makes me want summer instead of winter,which i think started today here in australia… yum

    found you on a Beach Cottage website and thought i’d stop by and say hello~

    http://clayrachael.blogspot.com/

  5. This looks amazing! I’m going to make it tonight! Thanks for sharing!

  6. YUMMO!!!! I’ll have to try this out.

  7. Celeste says:

    Celeste wrote:

    Beans salads are one of my favorite sort of salads! I’ll have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  8. ThePrettyBee says:

    Kelly wrote:

    this looks so good – and so healthy! yum!
    http://twitter.com/theprettybee

  9. Vicki

    Hi Jo-Anna! I made a variation of your recipe and shared it on my blog today (with credit to you and your fabulous blog!). Still searching for your 3 bean mix–wish we had a Costo!

  10. Chris wrote:

    This looks yummy! What a great way to add healthy elements. I am a sucker for pretty packaging, too. :)

  11. This is very good – I added fresh kale and it was even better!

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