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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Alfa-alfa Sprouts Olives Citrus Salad.
I learned a lot about Alfa-alfa sprouts from Malar's enlightening post here.Hunting in vain for the alfa-alfa seeds in stores everywhere I was unmindful that a store very close by sells the full-grown alfa-alfa sprouts for just a $1,certainly affordable and saved all the work of sprouting at home.
Make sure the sprouts you buy from a reputable store are fresh and ISCA(International Sprout Growers Association seal) certified label on the package.Read more about caution while sprouting at home in my post here.
The tangy green olives and citrus fruit complement well with the crisp sprouts for a quick and refreshing crunchy-munchie salad.
2 cups Alfa-alfa sprouts
1 cup green olives
1 Orange or grape fruit,segments
1/4 cup dried fruits like Cranberries or Raisin or Cherries
1/4 cup roasted nuts like almonds,pecans or walnuts
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive oil
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange blossom water or rose water(optional)
1/4 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon and cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
Prepare the dressing by whisking together oil,salt spices ,orange blossom water and lemon juice.Combine the rest of the ingredient in a large salad bowl,drizzle over the dressing and mix .Serve on side with whole grains.
The salad is my entry for A fruit a month(AFAM),hosting the Olives this month is Priya's Easy N Tasty recipes.And WYF:Quick Meals.