Raw Food Recipes + Tomatoes

Alfala Sprouts
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Alfalfa sprouts is a low-cost, green superfood, rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, along with calcium, iron and zinc and chlorophyll.

How to sprout Need:
1 tablespoon Alfalfa seeds
glass Mason jar with lid (metal ring)

Place the seeds in the jar and fill at least a quarter full with pure water. Cover the mouth of the jar with the cheesecloth and secure the cloth with the lid. Soak overnight.

Pour out the water and let the seeds sit away from direct sunlight

Rinse the seeds at least twice per day with cool water by running cool water into the jar, swirl the seeds around, then pour the water out. Tilt the jar at a 45 degree angle to remove excess water.

On the fifth or sixth day they should be ready. They will have green leaves.

Spread the sprouts on a paper towel, next the sunlight for a few hours. Let them air-dry thoroughly before refrigeration. Yields 1-2 cups.

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Alfalfa and Spinach salad
(serves 4)

For dressing
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons raw agave nectar
1 teaspoon powdered mustard
sea salt and pepper, to taste

4 cups Alfalfa Sprouts
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 red onion, thinly sliced

In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, agave, mustard and salt and pepper. Slowly add oil, whisking until emulsified. Dressing last two days in the refrigerator.

In a large bowl, toss salad ingredients and dressing.

Did You Know?
Alfalfa Sprouts is generally grown for animal feed.
Alfalfa is really a member of the pea family, making it a legume. Juicing for health.com
Sprout People offers basic tips on sprouting, recipes, sprouting kits and more.

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Alfala Sprouts + Tomatoes