April 13, 2012

Sprouted Seeds Shoots with Yogurt Dressing Salad

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Salad with Asian Yogurt Dressing
salad of green pea and daikon shoots, fresh pineapple, cucumber ribbons, 
halved cherry tomatoes, and dried cranberries with Asian yogurt dressing 

I started sprouting seeds again when I saw organic radish seeds for sprouting at the grocery store. The packet promises a lightly spicy daikon (radish) flavor which can be eaten raw in salads and sandwiches or lightly steamed and added to stir-fries. Indeed, the sprouts and shoots are very very flavorful and I love them on top of sandwich. I also got a packet of green peas for growing into shoots. I buy the shoots when available from the Asian grocery store but I want to try them raw in salads, when very young and only about 3½ inches tall. They are a little grassy when eaten raw but I like them when added to salad with Asian yogurt dressing.

Green Pea Shoots
sweet green pea shoots

Radish Shoots
daikon seeds shoots

To grow shoots
Wash and rinse 3 times 3 tablespoons of organic seeds. Soak overnight in 2 cups water. Drain and repeat washing/draining every 5 hours for 2 days. Wash a piece of felt and place on a flat container. I use the lid of a plastic container Spread the prepared seeds on the felt. Cover with the plastic container. Place in a dark space or cover with a towel; spray with water regularly. When shoots are 1 inch tall, remove the whole felt with the shoots and set aside. Add 2 inches of soil-less planting medium and moisten well; place the felt on top, let sit on the window sill, and water regularly until shoots are of desired height. Cut shoots with scissors; wash and spin dry before using and storing in refrigerator.

Asian Yogurt Salad Dressing
1 cup plain yogurt
¼ cup rice vinegar
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
sea salt, to taste
  • Mix together the ingredients until smooth. Serve with mixed baby greens, fresh pineapple, cherry tomatoes, and shaved cucumber. 

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7 comments:

Kim, USA said...

That is super healthy. Love this one!

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Luna Miranda said...

wow, i love your organic veggies. i'd love to try the daicon shoots. love the colors, too!

Dexie said...

Yummy Salad!!!

maiylah said...

oh wow...your food posts never ceases to amaze me! i wish we can grow our own, too. not sure if we have them over here....will try and take a look when i get the chance.

thanks so much for sharing over at Food Friday, Ms. Oggi

Iska said...

I love fresh vegetables salad. Crunch crunch yum yum. I'm going to try your dressing :-)

Winnie said...

This is definitely my kind of salad (I'm a veg)
I have to try this dressing

Ed said...

Great recipe! and great tips on sprouting seeds!

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