Moong Sprouts is always present in my pantry.. And after Moongachi Usal, Sprouts Adai, I used these to make myself a quick Sprouts & Grapes Salad with Lemon-Honey dressing today. And teamed with toasted bread, it was a perfect light lunch for Saturday noon. It requires almost zero time to make, if you have the sprouts on hand. Team it up with any fruit and sprinkle some salt / pepper, and you have a fabulous light snack to munch on even in the afternoons. Off this goes to:
Blogging Marathon, Only Sprouts – event by Pari, hosted by Priya, Indrani’s Winter Veggies Event & Vardhini’s New U. Also to my event Kitchen Chronicles – Cooking with leftovers – hosted by Veena. And to MLLA # 43, hosted by Chez Cayenne, event by Susan.
Prep time : 10 mins. Cook time : NIL. Serves : 2
- Moong Sprouts - 1 cup
- Chopped fruits - 1/2 cup (I primarily used up black grapes that were in my pantry)
- Tomatoes - chopped - 2 TBSP
- Onions minced fine - 2 TBSP
- Chaat Masala - 1/2 TBSP
- Red Chilli powder / Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
- Lime juice - 1 TBSP
- Honey - 1 tsp
- Salt - to taste (optional) . I didnt add any :)
1) Chill and mix both the sprouts & chopped (and pitted grapes),onions and tomatoes in a large bowl.
2) In another cup, mix the dressing ingredients well. Use 1/2 tbsp of vinegar in place of the lemon juice if desired.
3) Just before serving,add the dressing into the sprouts - fruits mix and toss well.
4) Serve immediately on a bed of lettuce (well, I ran out of lettuce, so had this straight on:))
- Grapes are only indicative. You can use a medley of fruits : pineapple chunks, peeled and cubed apple, orange segments, sweet lime : all these work wonderfully well.
- Add red chilli flakes instead of red chilli powder / pepper powder for a hot and new experience in the dressing.
- Ensure all the ingredients (except dressing / topping) are chilled before serving - that way they get perkier and crunchy when you eat. If using apples, add them just before serving as they brown on exposure (due to oxidation)