6 Tasty Sprout Salads For A Healthy Side Dish
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Looking for something healthy to eat? Why not stop at sprout salad to make your breakfast, lunch and dinner flavourful with a brilliant fresh side?

Sprouts are a very healthy option for you to try in terms of salad and sides. There are different kinds of sprouts found in the market, such as chickpeas, garlic, beans, lentils and many more. Sprouts are newly grown roots from the seeds which are kept in moisture for a long time. They are very nutritious and delightful to eat. Sprouts can be served as pickles, too. 

It goes very well with several kinds of breakfast dishes or white rice with soup to enhance the flavourings. It can also be sprinkled on various dishes to add the taste and the freshness to clear the palette while having a buttery dish. Sprouts can also be fried or can be eaten raw with different kinds of condiments and sauces. 

Eating various sprout dishes raw without boiling or frying them can increase their nutritional value while adding butter and frying it or boiling it with lots of spices can enhance the taste according to your preference. 

1. Bean Sprout Salad With Honey Drizzle

You need to add fresh bean sprouts, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onion, and feta cheese. The taste is very fresh, and it is very crunchy to have it with a side of pancakes as breakfast complementing it perfectly. For dressing you can go for olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. The crunch from sprouts and the mush of feta cheese will melt in your mouth making it a perfect breakfast or salad bowl for your lunch and dinner. 

2. Cucumber Ribbon And Pea Shoot Salad

Cucumber ribbons, pea shoots, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese can be added in a balanced proportion according to your preference to make the salad. It is very hydrating, rich in vitamins, and a good source of calcium. The taste is very sweet and citrusy with lots of juices from the vegetables. One can also make the dressing with a combination of Greek yoghurt, mint, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.

3. Red Cabbage Crunch With Brussels Sprouts

If you are looking for something very colourful and rich to add to your lunch or dinner table, then make sure you put together a salad with a combination of shredded red cabbage, brussels sprouts, apple slices, and pecans. The taste of the salad is very rich and crispy with the freshness you are looking for. Apple cider vinaigrette with Dijon mustard can make a perfect salad dressing for this dish.

4. Lentil Sprout Salad

Many people think that sprouts are a very difficult dish to make, but as a salad, it is very easy to throw around different types of sprouts you need, such as lentil sprouts, mixed greens, avocado chunks, carrots, and radishes to make a bowl of perfection. The dressing of this salad can be balsamic vinaigrette with a hint of honey.

5. Alfalfa Medley Bliss

Alfalfa sprouts, bell peppers (assorted colours), cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese combine as Alfalfa salad. It is a perfect mixture of colours and flavours that serves freshness to the dinner or lunch table making it a delightful side. The dressing also complements the taste of the dish, enhancing the crunchiness of bell peppers with Greek yoghurt, dill, garlic, salt, and pepper. One can also add different kinds of toppings, such as mozzarella cheese and blue cheese.

6. Mung Bean Salad

If you are looking for an excellent source of plant-based protein and fibre, then make sure to throw together different mung bean sprouts, shredded cabbage, bell peppers, and shredded carrots to make a perfect bowl of mung bean salad, ensuring crunchiness and freshness in your dinner table. You can also add sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, and a touch of honey to enhance the salad with the salad dressing.