If you are ready for a change from your usual boring salad, let me suggest you try this delicious sprouted quinoa and beet salad. It is so easy to make and so tasty!
What are sprouted grains? Well, let me share all about them and how to sprout them in this all-inclusive post.
- The process of sprouting is very easy, but a little time-consuming. I have a detailed post all about it. Those seeds need time to germinate. I recently purchased these Sprouting Lids and have loved them! They are well worth every dime.
- I like to start in the morning. Rinse your grains well. Cover them in water and allow them to sit in a jar or other sprouting container and allow them to sit like this for about 4 hours. This is hydrating your grain for growth.
- Drain the water. Rinse and drain again. Now, sit your jar upside down and let it sit like this for the rest of the day.
- Before you go to bed, rinse and drain again. Now, the magic happens. Usually, when you wake up, you will see a sprout in the grain! It is so cool!
Some grains take a little longer, so don't stress if your grains aren't sprouted in the morning. Simply rinse, drain, and keep letting it sprout.
Assembling The Salad
Once the quinoa is sprouted, this salad is simple to make! I like to cook my beets in the pressure cooker, but you can also roast them if you prefer. I included this below in a recipe box as well.
You can add whatever you want to the salad, I used navel oranges, blood oranges, avocado, massaged kale, and the sprouted quinoa.
The Finished Sprouted Quinoa And Beet Salad
Here is the finished, beautiful salad. Some of the components are a little time-consuming, but so worth it! You will want to add this to your to-make list soon!
If you are interested in other sprouted grain recipes, let me give you a few suggestions:
- I just posted these Sprouted Sorghum bites the other day. They were so good!
- I made another salad recently with Sprouted Spelt. If you aren't into quinoa, this is a great option.
- Maybe you are into baked goods with sprouted grains. This bread was so good. I think you will love it!
Beets cooked in a pressure cooker
- pressure cooker
- 3-5 beets
- 1 cup water
- Prep your beets for cooking by removing stems and washing well.
- Place in pressure cooker with water. If you have a steam tray, add that in before adding the beets.
- Seal your pressure cooker. Set for 15 minutes on high pressure.
- Once the timer has gone off, allow for the natural release. When the pressure has been released, carefully remove the lid.
- The beets will be very hot, of course, so be careful. They are ready to peel at this point.