Best Alfalfa Sprout Recipes
Chicken Salad Sandwich with Feta and Mint
Fresh mint and briny feta elevate this simple chicken salad sandwich into a sophisticated lunch.
Grilled Squash, Corn and Kale Salad with Sunflower Seed Vinaigrette
The creamy sunflower seed dressing for this hearty summer salad is flavored with za'atar, the classic Middle Eastern spice mix that often includes thyme, oregano or marjoram, sesame seeds, tangy sumac and often salt.
Vegetable Sandwich with Dill Sauce
Stacked high with plenty of alfalfa sprouts and slices of tomato, onion, cucumber, avocado, and provolone cheese, this is a vegetable sandwich that even confirmed carnivores will love. You can add or substitute other fresh vegetables; radishes, spinach, or grated carrot go particularly well here. When you can't get good tomatoes, don't buy lousy, cotttony ones; use twice the amount of lettuce instead.
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.
Vegetable Summer Rolls with Chile-Lime Dipping Sauce
In this riff on a classic egg-salad sandwich, Melissa Rubel Jacobsonstirs finely chopped silken tofu with mayonnaise, mustard, chives and crunchy celery, then spreads it on whole wheat toast. To mimic the yellowish color of egg salad, she sometimes adds a little turmeric, but it's not necessary.
Snow Pea Salad
This bright, crunchy salad gets a hint of smoky sweetness from the maple syrup in the vinaigrette.
F&W's Justin Chapple makes sure there's bacon in every bite of his BLT by weaving the strips into a lattice before baking them. He adds California style with avocado and lemon-herb mayo.