Quinoa Sprouts are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sprouting, but don’t let that stop you from giving it a try. These crunchy little morsels are a nutritional powerhouse that are not only healthy, but also delicious. I love the crunch that they add to salads and sandwiches.
Quinoa Sprouts are an Easy Way to Add a Punch of Nutrition in Your Diet!
Have you ever tried sprouting?
I am seriously obsessed! (You can read more about that in this post on Microgreens and Sprouts.)
Sprouting can be easily accomplished indoors, even in the winter when nothing else will grow.
I love how they add a burst of flavor to so many dishes.
Did you know that you can sprout quinoa? In a matter of days you will have a nutritious and tasty ingredient to add to salads, sandwiches, and wraps.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Do You Need to Make Quinoa Sprouts?
You can use a fancy and inexpensive sprouter like I have, but it isn’t necessary!
All you need is:
- A jar with a lid
- A bowl
- A rubber band
How long does it take to sprout quinoa?
Quinoa will start to sprout just one day after soaking, but I like to let them go for about 3 days.
Should you rinse quinoa prior to soaking?
It isn’t necessary but I do because I have a sensitive stomach and I want to make sure all of the saponin is rinsed off.
How long do quinoa sprouts last?
You can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How to Sprout Quinoa
1 Place 1 part rinsed quinoa to 3 parts filtered water in a jar.
2 Cover the top of the jar with cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band. (You can also use the jar ring.)
3 Place out of direct sunlight and allow to sit for 12 hours.
4 Drain through the cheesecloth and shake well to make sure all the water is out.
5 Remove the cheesecloth. Rinse the seeds with fresh water. Screw on the lid and shake.
6 Remove the lid, and re-cover with the cheesecloth. (Don’t forget the rubber band!) Drain well.
7 Place the jar upside down and at an angle in your bowl out of direct sunlight.
8 Rinse every 12 hours, and repeat until you have sprouts.
9 Spread the sprouts out on a plate and place the plate near the sun. Allow to dry out for about 4 hours.
Looking for a way to add some serious nutrition to your sandwiches, wraps, and salads? Make Quinoa Sprouts! They are easy to make, and so delicious.
- 1/3 cup quinoa
- 1 cup filtered water
- Place quinoa and water in a glass jar. Make sure the seeds are completely covered with water. Cover and soak for 12 hours away from direct sunlight.
- Drain and rinse. Return quinoa to dish and cover, but leave a slight opening. Cover the jar with cheesecloth. Let rest for 12 hours.
- Rinse and repeat the process two or three more times. Store sprouts in the refrigerator and use within two weeks.
If You Like Quinoa Sprouts You May Also Like:
- Tortilla Quinoa Salad is one that even the kids will love! Crispy tortillas, creamy avocado, and smoky black beans make for a flavor packed dish.
- Apple Breakfast Quinoa is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day.
- Bacon Fried Quinoa is a spectacular one-dish meal that you will turn to again and again.