sunflower sprout salad

Sunflower Sprout Salad

Did you know that sunflower greens and sprouts are as high in protein as chicken! Amazing isn’t it?! This healthy Sunflower Sprout Salad is made with tomatoes, fresh garden greens, and freshly squeezed lemon juice, and is a quick and easy side dish. If you are inundated with greens from the farmers market this healthy sprout salad is your answer.

After an unusually long, snowy winter here in Colorado, we have been blessed with warmer weather. The sun was shining today as I sat on my porch, reading the newspaper and watching people strolling through the neighborhood. Delightful!

Sunflower Sprout Salad
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 cups mesclun greens
  • 1 (3 ounce) package sunflower sprouts
  • 1 cup sugar plum tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed
Instructions
  1. Immerse mesclun greens in a bowl of water, then spin greens dry in a salad spinner
  2. Immerse sprouts in a bowl of water, pick out any remaining seed shells from the sprouts, then spin dry
  3. Place greens, sprouts and tomatoes in a large salad bowl
  4. Drizzle with olive oil, then lemon juice
  5. Toss and serve

My husband took the boys skiing, hence the porch sitting, and time for a leisurely grocery trip as well. I called my friend Tara and we met at the market so that we could chat and do our shopping together. We had fun looking over all of the spring produce and were completely inspired.

The sunflower sprouts caught my eye, as did the sugar plum tomatoes. I picked up a pack of each, eager to inaugurate my spring salad festivities. On these sunny days, our healthy dinner is a protein (chicken or fish) and two or three side salads. When the weather warms, I eat as much raw food as I can. My husband too –he helped me devour this one!

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