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Sprouted Summer Salad

Sprouting your grains may make them easier to digest and increase their nutritional benefits.

  • Servings: 6
Sprouted Summer Salad

Source: Whole Living, July/August 2011

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 1 small hot chili pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup sprouted quinoa (see below)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar and oil. Season with salt. Add chili and onion and toss. Let stand 10 minutes.

  2. Arrange pineapple on a platter. Top with cashews, sprouted quinoa, and mint. Drizzle with chili-onion mixture.

Cook's Note

To sprout your own quinoa, place 1/4 cup quinoa in a mason jar and cover top with cheesecloth. Secure with metal ring or rubber bands. Fill jar with water and let quinoa soak overnight. Drain. Rinse quinoa with water and drain twice a day for up to 2 days, until roots are about 1/2-inch long. (Quinoa should not dry out completely.) Once sprouted, rinse thoroughly and use immediately or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Makes 1/2 cup sprouted quinoa.

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