Alfalfa Sprouts

When alfalfa seeds get sprouted, they become a super healthy ingredient that adds crunchy flavor to salads and sandwiches. Sprouts have been connected to dozens of food borne outbreaks and recalls over the past 20 years, so it's important to only eat them raw if you have a strong immune system. The FDA advises that children, pregnant women, the elderly and anyone with a weakened immune system to avoid raw sprouts of any kind. If you can eat them, you'll get the benefits of an ingredient that is low in calories and dense in nutrients such as vitamin K and C, fiber and calcium. Use Food & Wine's guide to find amazing recipes for alfalfa sprouts.

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Best Alfalfa Sprout Recipes

When alfalfa seeds get sprouted, they become a super healthy ingredient that adds crunchy flavor to salads and sandwiches. Sprouts are low in calories and dense in nutrients such as vitamin K and C, fiber and calcium. Here, our best recipes featuring alfalfa sprouts.

Sprouts with Apples and Nasturtium Leaves

One day Pierre Gagnaire's vegetable supplier showed up at the restaurant with tiny sprouts of houblon (hops). Gagnaire created this dish on the spot, combining the sprouts with slightly acidic Granny Smith apple, rich toasted peanut oil, peppery nasturtium leaves and tangy sheep's milk yogurt.Plus: More Vegetable Recipes and Tips