Sprouted Moong Salad
Written by Jayashree
Published on November 20, 2018

Sprouted Moong salad is an easy to make, tasty and healthy snack to serve for people of all age group. It is ideal as a side dish with any meal, pairs well with chapati or phulka too.

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What are sprouts?

Sprouts are seeds that have germinated and become tiny plants.

How to make sprouts ?

I had written a post earlier, do take a look at it.

Can it eaten be raw?

Yes, it can be eaten raw. In fact, we like it that way only. I never boil or steam moong sprouts for salads. They are sweet and easily chewable. But, I make sure I am putting in the fresh ingredients, a few days old, stored in the refrigerator will never taste good. It needs to be cooked. But, there has been a controversy, saying that, raw sprouts may contain harmful bacteria. The reason raw sprouts are risky is because they need to be grown in warm, humid conditions in which harmful bacteria such as E Coli and Salmonella also happen to thrive. There are chances of food poisoning taking place.

How to prevent food poisoning?

Store them in refrigerator at temperature below 8 degree Centigrade. Wash hands before using sprouts. Avoid eating sprouts with a strong smell or slimy appearance. If you are buying sprouts from stores, go for chilled ones.

What are the benefits of using sprouts?

Sprouts are rich in nutrients and low in calorie. The sprouting process helps to increase protein content. They also contain lower level of antinutrientsm making it easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients they contain. They contain higher amount of insoluble fiber, which eases digestion and may help reduce constipation. The sprouts also help to control the blood sugar level.

My other salad recipes are : Kidney Bean and Corn Salad, Two Way Crunchy Salad, Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Let’s get to Sprouted Moong Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup moong sprouts
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1/4 teaspoon chat masala
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • 1/2 lemon

Method:

  1. Cut the veggies finely, do not cut the chilly into small pieces, it may be hot.
  2. Take a bowl, add the ingredients, mix. Add lime juice and chopped coriander to it.

Take a tip:

  • Onion may be added, but we prefer without it.

This glass bowl from Borosil is ideal for mixing salad or evebn to make puddings. It is made from high quality borosilicate glass, can with stand high temperatures and can be used both in microwave and oven. I love this product which I have since many years.

Sprouted Moong Salad

Sprouted moong salad makes a good snack to binge in the evenings. It is ideal to serve as a side dish in any menu too. 

Course healthy snacks, salads
Cuisine Indian
Keyword salads, sprouted moong salad
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 2 cup moong sprouts
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 green chilly (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chat masala
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Cut cucumber, capsicum and tomato into small pieces.

  2. Add the sprouts and all the veggies in a bowl.

  3. Put salt, chat masala, olive oil, give a mix. Finally, add lemon juice to it. 

Recipe Notes

Onions may be added. 

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This is my entry to  My Legume Love affair #122 fondly called as MLLA – an event which celebrates the glory of pulses/ legumes. It was started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook of  and been hosting by Lisa of Lisa’s Kitchen. The MLLA #122 is hosted by my friend and co-blogger Renu Agarwal Dongre of  Cook With Renu

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16 Comments

  1. Sandhya

    You have given me a great idea for lunch salad Jayashree! so many yummy flavors in this!

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  2. amritaadak

    this is a healthy and filling salad. it is a great snacking option too

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  3. Ruchisvegkitchen

    Love this salad . Its very healthy and filling too. I add some of chopped raw mangoes too.. So delicious

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  4. Priya Suresh

    Healthy and very colourful salad, can have it happily without any fuss.My kind of salad, packed with proteins..

    Reply
  5. Lata Lala

    Sprouted moong salad is our favourite. Its so healthy and filling too. It’s a perfect recipe for weight watchers.

    Reply
  6. Flavours Treat

    This is such a nutrients packed healthy and delicious salad to enjoy.

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  7. FoodTrails

    Salad looks so colorful.. healthy and nutritious it’s a great anytime snacking or lunch option..

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  8. theculinarypeace

    An all-time favourite and go-to salads of mine this is. I also love to add some roasted peanuts. Nevertheless, your recipe is just perfect and a must-try.

    Reply
  9. Padma

    Healthy and filling salad, a treat for the tummy as well as eyes…definitely a part of the meal when I have sprouts on hand…Heathy share!!

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  10. Freda @ Aromatic essence

    One of my favorites during the summer. Love how wholesome and filling it is, yours looks great!

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  11. themadscientistskitchen

    Our favourite. Love it as it means I slog less for a more filling meal. ;D

    Reply
  12. Pavani

    Healthy and colourful salad.Can have this salad any time of the day.

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  13. Jagruti Dhanecha

    A tasty and nutritious salad that I can have any time..! so easy to prepare too.

    Reply
  14. Uma Srinivas

    I love this kind of healthy salad. combination of ingredients looks yummy!

    Reply
  15. Geetanjali Tung

    Yummy salad… My mouth is watering here. I love this with some finely chopped onion. Lovely share!!

    Reply

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