Introducing . . . . sprouted lentils with a new twist! Our Asian inspired lentil salad is filled with deliciousness, rich protein, and is super easy to make. We know, you think it is just another lentil salad recipe, but we are here to assure you our lentil salad recipe is much more than that, it is Asian inspired and you are going to love it!!
We wonder how many of us can say we have actually sprouted lentils. As we think back through our rear view mirrors we have difficulty recalling conversations about sprouting lentils so we thought this would be a fun lentil salad recipe to post and, we show you how to sprout your lentils too.
Our little lentils are completely packed full of flavor, vitamins and other nutrients our bodies can totally embrace. And, as they say, once you have sprouted a nutrient-filled legume – it’s kind of like releasing a more power packed nutrient load. Kind of like – more bang for your buck! That is why we are sharing this lentil salad recipe with you.
Speaking of more bang for your buck, have you ever noticed how economical lentils are? Have you ever noticed when you eat lentils how your appetite is easily satisfied and you consume less volume? The actual benefits for those of us who are health conscious should send us right to the kitchen to create this fantastic sprouted lentil salad recipe.
Sprouted Lentil and Cabbage Salad
2 ½ cups Palouse Brand Brown Lentils, sprouted
3 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced and slightly chopped
3 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced and slightly chopped
2 medium shallots, thinly sliced and slightly diced
3 Clementine oranges, halved and sliced
½ cup Craisins
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup rice vinegar
¼ Braggs (gluten-free liquid aminos)
¼ cup honey
Sprout 1 cup of dried lentils in a sprouting jar or in a bowl.
Put lentils in your container and fill with water so the lentils are covered by a couple inches of water - let soak overnight.
In the morning drain the lentils and leave them in your container on the kitchen counter. In the evening, rinse the lentils again in the same way.
Repeat in the morning and evening, rinsing until the lentils reach your desired length. For planning purposes we allow 2-3 full days for lentils to sprout.
You can store sprouted lentils in the refrigerator for up to 6-7 days.
Chop cabbage thinly, onion thinly and place in a large bowl with the sprouted lentils
Wisk together olive oil, vinegar, Braggs, and sugar and pour over cabbage. Mix well.
A few minutes before serving, stir in clementine oranges and Craisins.