Sprouts Salad is a dish consisting of raw or cooked germinating seeds of cereals, pulses, and vegetables.
Some of the sprouts that are included in salads are:
1. cereals- oat, buckwheat, maize, maut, amaranth, quinoa and wheat.
2. pulses: soyabean, mung bean, alfaalfa, chickpea, lentil and pea
3. vegetable sprouts- broccoli, cabbage, spinach, celery, carrot, fennel, oil, parsley, turnip, radish, leek, lemon grass, lettuce
Sprouts salad is considered as healthy dish and is eaten for breakfast or served as a side dish during lunch.
Sprouts Salad and Spring Equinox Celebration
A sprout salad is considered as an appropriate food for the Spring Equinox celebration. This occasion, which is celebrated to mark the arrival of spring, falls on March 20 of every year. As spring denotes growth and prosperity, sprouts salads are made on this special day to signify growth and fertility. Sprouts of bean, alfalfa, green leaves, pumpkin, lentil, clover, broccoli, onion, mustard, and radish are some of the sprouts that can be used to make a salad. The salad is topped with any dressing of choice.