I don’t really need to tell you bean sprouts are nutritious, healthy, and good for your body, do I? I love to grow myself lentil bean sprouts at home. All I need is quart size mason jars. It is easy and fun to do so.
My sister and brother-in-law introduced black lentil bean sprouts to us when we were visiting them for thanksgiving holiday. Black lentil bean sprouts taste better than the yellow one. They are nutty, crunchy and very refreshing. I love adding them to my salad, flat bread wraps and sandwiches. They greatly improve the taste, texture and flavor.
For each quart size mason jar (which you can buy from amazon), I use 2 tablespoon black lentils.
Soak them overnight. Drain well. Cover with cheesecloth or anything you have at hand that can let air in and out.
Rinse and drain the lentil beans once or twice per day.
You will see the sprouts in 2 to 3 days.
In another 2 to 3 days, they grow longer and bigger.
In about a week, you can harvest your very own lentil bean sprouts.
I mostly use them in salad.
1 tomato, sliced
A handful lentil bean sprouts
For salad dressing：
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 and 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoon honey
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
Combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and black pepper in a bow. Whisk until well mixed.
Remove avocado’s skin and core, dice avocado and cut or tear romaine leaves into bite size.
In a big plate, layer the tomato, romaine, avocado, lentil bean sprouts, dried cranberry and sliced almond. Sizzle with balsamic vinegar salad dressing.