You are here

Member since April 2003


What you need: 

3-4 spoonfuls any beans, grains, or seeds (I've tried mung beans, alfalfa, lentils, soybeans, and wheat)

What you do: 

1. Add beans to a jar. Fill about 3/4 of the way with water.
2. Secure cheesecloth over the top with a rubberband, and shake. Drain.
3. Fill with water and let soak overnight. For the next 3-5 days, rinse sprouts and drain once a day, leaving the jar on its side in a dark, dry place (preferably tilting the jar a little to drain excess water).
4. When sprouts are the proper length (about 5 days or so), leave them in the sun for a few hours to develop the chlorophyll.
5. Rinse and place in an uncovered plastic container in the fridge (or place large handfills directly in mouth!). Rinse every day to ensure freshness.

Preparation Time: 
5 days
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


Actually I am not a really big fan of these. Just because I wanted to try something different I thought I will give it a try. And it was really interesting. took me still a few minutes to cook these. These may look awful but tastes good. microsoft support us


I used lentils. I got a lot more green on my se nod batch when I spread them out on a baking sheet on my windowsill. More room for sunshine that way. 


Cooked this and its so tasty! :D ;D :-D


I did this with alfalfa sprouts - so cheap and easy! I didn't want to buy cheesecloth, so I used an old washcloth and put it at the top of our spice cabinet (which doesn't have anything on it because we are all too short).






I haven't sprouted much before, but about a week ago I did this with some mung beans. They are starting to sprout but not very far along (taking quite a while!) I'm assuming sprouting time varies depending on what you're trying to sprout. I still have them in the jar w/cheesecloth & am still rinsing them...hopefully they will be a bit further along soon so I can have them with some pad thai :)

Also I was wondering if anyone has found this method to make any of the beans/grains go brown? I noticed a couple (out of many in the jar) have started turning a little brown on the outside.  I plan on picking those ones out as I don't think they're sprouting anyway. Is it harmful? I'm  guessing a good wash before eating the rest of them is probably fine? :)


I have sprouted many kinds of beans and love them in salads!  If you want to save a little money, instead of Cheesecloth, I use knee highs and I buy Mason jars at the thrift store.  It works great!


nice to see this recipe and comments.  radish sprouts are delicious - hot.  strangely, a few sprouted wheat grains are excellent added to porridge/oatmeal, once it has finished cooking.  and ground wheat sprouts are good added to bread.


if you have a co-op near you or a health food store with a bulk section, this is where i always find sprouting seeds. but for grains/beans anything that is 'food good' is good for sprouting.


i was given a nice little sprouting container a few years ago, but without any instructions and without any beans to sprout! now that i have the instructions (thank you  ;)) do you have any suggestions on where to get the beans? can you just use dried goya beans? i'm glad to know the seeds for planting are not the ones i should look for (i had considered using them in the past) and thank you to the other commentors about the toxin info. i've been wanting to try this for quite a while and am excited to get more info!

Log in or register to post comments