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.

sprouted moong salad
sprouted moong salad

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.

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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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sprouted moong salad
sprouted moong salad

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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