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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.

Ingredients
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

Method

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.

43 comments:

nick said...

Bowl of nutrition.Just for a buck,that's an incredibly good deal.

Indhu said...

that is such a healthy salad... looks soo yummy... and sprouts with grapefruit... that's an interesting combination! :)

Smitha said...

How long did it take for them to sprout??? Very healthy salad.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Nice salad Yasmeen, I have seen these sprouts in Supermarkets though I never bought them....maybe I can try them in a salad like yours.

Vibaas said...

That's one full bowl of nutrition! :) i love olives and it must have made it very yummy :)

Uma said...

A full bowl of health is here Yasmeen! looks so good.

Prathibha said...

Healthy salad..looking lovely..

Parita said...

Healthy salad...looks beautiful..love the pictures:)

notyet100 said...

salad looks healthy d yum,..:-)

Priya said...

Thats a delicious salad with loads of sprouts, olives and citrus..very refreshing Yasmeen!

sowmya said...

never tried this sprouts...salad looks yumm..

Asha said...

WOW! You are a health nut! ;D

Salad looks great, wish to salad for every meal now, humid here. Alfalfa, never tried it. Must taste great, enjoy! :)

Vishali said...

mmhh thats one healthy bowl of food. Great going Yasmeen. I appreciate the effort u take in sharing them with us.

Curry Leaf said...

Love the innovative recipe and also info on sprouts.Surely its nutrition in a bowl.Never tried alfalfa sprouts.You are truly a Health Nut
Your sprouts pasta also looks excellent. Perfect entry both the dishes are

Yasmeen said...

thank you all:)
Smitha,these lush green sprouts are store-bought ,I'm guessing it takes 5-6 days to grow them.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Its like green lush after the rain... healthy and a nutritious salad.

Sara said...

This sounds like a really unique salad. I usually put sprouts on sandwiches, but I can see how they'd make a great salad base.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wonderful combination of flavors in this salad and very healthy! Thanks!

Ashwini said...

Healthy refreshing Salad. looks so colorful and yummy.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Oh yasmeen, I have never seen such a wholesome salad . The post inspires me a lot. olives with sprouts and raisins , almond looks stunning.
Good entry for the event too.

Cham said...

I stuff in sandw the alfa-sprouts salad sounds good too!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An unusual salad! What a gorgeous combination of flavors!

Cheers,

Rosa

Renuka said...

The salad looks yummy..u have good a nice blog..loved the color combination..

Superchef said...

thats a bowl full of goodness!!! great job!

sangeeta said...

beautiful fresh sprouts.........we can't get it here like this....the salad is completely my type , with a little less olives though.......packed with health.

these sprouts are grown in dark i suppose , can be easily done at home...

Renu said...

you have a wonderful blog !!

bee said...

i always ignore them in the store. this time i'll pick them up.

Sweta said...

Never tried alfa-alfa sprouts though we had a chapter on them back in college!Thanks for reminding me-will definitely hunt this weekend :)
Are those canned olives?

Yasmeen said...

Thank you all:)
Sangeeta,not necessary sprouts can grow under normal daylight.
Sweta,I used bottled olives.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely healthy salad

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i havent had alfalfa sprouts in two decades - tried to grow them in greece, but the climate is not damp enough
love this stuff!

Geanina Codita said...

wonderful images and text measurement. Congratulations! See you soon!

Sujatha said...

Unique combo for the salad! Healthy and simple..

Ann said...

Yasmeen,thats a perfect combo of nutrition !! hoops..cant go beyond..Loved the clicks too !!

Le @HC said...

Hi... Sprouts look very beautiful and refreshing...

Vaishali said...

That's one delicious-looking sprouts salad, Yasmeen, and supremely nutritious too. Lovely.

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu reading your blog

Vandana Rajesh said...

Lovely post Yasmeen, yet another bowl of health....love ur posts and that's really what gets me back each time.

Malar Gandhi said...

Hi Yasmeen, thanks for adding my name, so kind of you.

And this salad looks wholesome, what a great combination of spices, fruits, nuts, sprouts...like the part of orange blossom water! Pictures look kool too.

simmi said...

Yasmeen,I never was interested in sprouts.Learning so much about it nutrition I've changed my mind.

Rajee said...

Love ur delicious posts with a bowl of nutrition.

EC said...

Another nutritious one from you...thanks for participating

Generic Zofran Ondansetron said...

This salad is for the first time I have ever seen or heard but looks delicious, I will try to make it and eat it with spice. Nice post!

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