For a German event** I grow some sprouts on my window sill. I am totally surprised how fast the seed begins to germ. I didn’t know much about sprouts, so I decided to write about for the Weekend Herb Blogging event at Kalyn’s kitchen.
Chick peas contain about 20 % protein and are an important addition to rice. If you sprout them the content of vitamin C increases many times the amount. A lot of vitamic C helps to avoid a cold. To boost my body’s defenses against the changing temperatures between 0 °C and 8 °C attended with lousy weather in the North of Germany I prepared
Sprouted Chick Peas with Orange
A very delicious salad full of vitamins.
For 4 servings you need:
200 grams sprouted chickpeas
100 grams onions, chopped
60 grams black olives, cut into rings if desired
1/2 lemon, the juice
1/2 orange, the juice
1 pinch salt
1/2 tsp. honey
2 tbsp. olive oil
For the dressing mix lemon juice, orange juice, salt and pepper. Add the olive oil.
Steam the sprouted chick peas for 10 minutes, strain and mix with the dressing. Peel the orange including the white, quarter and cut into thin slices. Mix the orange slices, onions and olive with the sprouts and allow to infuse about 30 minutes. Season to taste and serve.
weekend herb blogging at Kalyn’s Kitchen
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