Saturday, June 14, 2008
I make this healthy salad for breakfast atleast 2-3 times a week. I've experimented with different kinds of sprouts and lentils, and each one has such unique tastes that it's not really possible to pick a favorite.
I've found the easiest lentils to sprout, though, are the Green Gram lentils and the Turkish Gram or Moth lentils. They take an average of 16-24 hours in the hot Chennai weather, so I'm assuming a little longer in other parts of the world. For more on sprouting lentils, please see here.
Quick and Easy Lentil Salad
1 cup Sprouted Lentils of your choice (I used Green Gram sprouts, which are super healthy and delicious)
1/2 cup Cucumber, skinned and chopped
1 Tomato, chopped
1 Onion, chopped (optional - I prefer shallots or spring onions - they lend a less intense flavor)
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
Dressing: I used a chutney made of grinding together green chillies, cilantro and gram dal (also known as pottu kadalai).
Combine all the above and enjoy a healthy and tasty meal.
This is off to Lisa at the Vegetarian Kitchen for No Croutons Required's Soups and Salads, which features lentils this month.
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Tgis is indeed a vry healthy salade.
The plate looks so full of freshness
Sprouts + spicy green chutney --> Y.U.M.M.O.. what else can we can ask for.. nice looking salad Anu..:D
I posted a similar one...love your version of the dressing!
I have just made this salad for lunch. But for dressing I just use lemon juice, salt and pepper to keep it simple. That way kids get to eat it too without fuss.
What a brilliant idea for a protein rich breakfast!
Nice plating Arundathi..and hats off to you for eating such healthy stuff in the morning!
such a cool and refreshng salad anu..very healthy too:)
Happy cook - Yup - can't get much healthier! :-)
Siri - Thanks :)
Rachel - loved your version too - just checked it out.
Devi Priya - Thats great that your kids love the sprouts.
Simran - thanks :)
Sig - lol - thanks - my humble attempt to get a healthy start to the day!
Ranji - yup, it is!
Thanks for your entry this month! I don't usually serve lentils for breakfast, but this is no doubt a very satisfying start to the day!
Lisa - you're welcome! I start the day with lots of protein which keeps me full for a long time and gives me lots of energy! :-)
I saw your recipe from the round up. Sounds delicious.
Ivy - thanks so much - I have to go check the round-up!
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