We celebrated mother nature Earth Day by sprouting chickpeas and making this super healthy and delicious salad. Adding sprouts to your meals is an economical and eco-friendly way to increase nutritional value to your diet and promote health and wellness. Spring and summer is a great season for sprouting.
How to Sprout Chickpeas
Rinse chickpeas well in a strainer to eliminate any dust, pesticides, and other foreign materials. In a medium bowl, soak the chickpeas overnight in enough water. Rinse in the morning again and drain water in a colander. Leave the colander in a shaded place at room temperature for about 48 hours. Drain in the water the next day to keep it moist. You should have good sprouts in about 48 hours, but it may vary depending on the room temperature. Once you see small sprouts starting to grow, you can refrigerate them in a glass container to be used when you need to make this salad.
After your chickpeas are sprouted, this healthy and delicious chickpeas salad can be prepared in about 5 minutes.
Ingredients needed for the Chickpeas Salad
Sprouted Black Chickpea Salad Recipe
Wash cucumbers and tomatoes thoroughly to get rid of any pesticide and foreign materials. Chop them into small pieces. Mix with the chickpeas in a medium bowl. Squeeze fresh lemon and chat masala. Mix well. This salad can be made in advance and refrigerated. Enjoy and eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence!
Note: If chat masala is not available then sea salt can be used.
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NutriPledge Food Rating and Therapeutic Health Benefits of this Sprouted Chickpeas Salad
This salad is rated as a Yellow-Green dot in our food rating system (Food Coach). Our Green-Yellow dot-rated recipes make a good healthy meal due to its adequate calories and nutrient richness per serving.
This chickpeas salad is a great balance of healthy carbs, protein, fat, and dietary fiber, and many other health-promoting vitamins and minerals. It provides more than the daily needs of the vegetable requirement of My Plate (3 cups, 121%) and 59% of daily protein needs (4 oz equivalent of My Plate). This super healthy salad is an excellent source of Iron (30% DV), and Potassium (44% DV). Iron is essential for healthy blood cells. This salad recipe is also a good source of calcium (20% DV) and magnesium ( 7%). Calcium and magnesium together promote healthy bones and healthy blood sugars. It also provides B Vitamins and fibers that keep us full and energetic.
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Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendations
Replacing any of your meals with this super healthy and nutritious salad may help with weight management, blood sugar control. if consumed as part of a healthy diet. Also, sprouts are packed with many health benefits that boost the immune system, promote healthy digestion, and may prevent many diseases like cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
Caution: Sprouts are most often consumed raw which makes them susceptible to food born illness. Dangerous bacteria may grow if sprouting is not done in a sanitized manner. Always wash your hands when handling sprouts.
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Disclaimer: Please note that this page is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe level of intake for a single person. Please consult your health care provider and check out our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for the diet plan that is right for you!