I thought a nice long weekend would be perfect for sprouting garbanzo beans. It’s the first time I’ve ever done this.  It’s very easy and super nutritious.

First you rinse about a 1/2 – 1 cup worth of beans very well. Place in big jar and cover with 2-3 cups of water (they will expand quite a bit, so make sure there is plenty of water). You can use some cheese cloth and a rubber band to cover and allow them to soak overnight on your kitchen counter. The next day, rinse, drain and place jar, with cheese cloth lid, in a bowl so that the jar is tilting upside down. This will allow any water to drain out.  Rinse and drain 2-3 times per day.  After 2-3 days, you will have some sprouted beans.

At this point you can eat them, toss them in your salad or make some falafels.  I didn’t particularly like the taste of them alone, so I whipped them into sprouted hummus. It was so tasty this way.

This is a fun project to do with the kids because you can watch the little sprouts grow daily.  This web page has a nice list of other things that can be sprouted too.

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6 Responses to sprouting

  1. Teresa says:

    That sounds delicious!

  2. kristin says:

    hmm…you’ve sparked my curiosity

  3. Alexis says:

    Ooooo, sprouted hummus sounds great – healthier, right?

  4. Super Karen says:

    I didn’t know you could sprout garbanzo beans. I am going to try it!

  5. Laura says:

    We’ve been sprouting wheat berries lately. They are yummy.

  6. I never knew that was even an option. so interesting!

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