sprouted French lentils with mint ~ kicking up the vibration from within

Sprouted lentil salad with chocolate mint, serve chilled or at room temperature. Food and beverages served at room temperature or warm are easier to digest. :)

Sprouting is one of the best ways to energize any type of seed. French lentils sprout quickly and easily, and increase the amount of energy as well as nutrients in your meal.

This recipe is one that requires you look in your garden for a fresh herb that you would like to use. I have lots of chocolate mint growing right now, so that Is my herb of choice. Garden fresh herbs are packed with all kinds of life force and micronutrients.

Ingredients (organic and as fresh as you can get them)

  • 1 c French lentils

  • 1-2 T finely chopped fresh herb - I used chocolate mint as that is what is growing right now (may/June) in my garden.

  • 2-4 cloves of garlic minced at least 10 minutes before you add them to the salad. Preparing your garlic ahead of time ensures it’s maximum release of energy and antibacterial properties.

  • 1 TBS hulled hemp hearts (omega 3)

  • 1 TBS Raw, unfiltered olive oil

  • Dash of acid (lemon, vinegar, etc)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sprouting instructions (2-3 days)

  • Soak the lentils in gently warmed water, changing the water if you can at least every 8 hours. They should soak about 24 hours.

  • Drain and wrap loosely in a damp non-fiberous (preferably linen or cotton) kitchen towell, and place in a big enough bowl that they have some room to move around. Make sure the cloth stays a little damp, and move them around from time to time, at least every 8 hours.

Note: When the temperature is about 68-72, this may take 1-2 days. The warmer the temperature, the faster it they will sprout.

sprouted lentils in a steamer over a cast iron pan with water, I used any large lid to hold in the steam.

sprouted lentils in a steamer over a cast iron pan with water, I used any large lid to hold in the steam.

Steaming the lentils (8 minutes)

  • There are plenty of ways to cook lentils, but this is rather fast and gentle and helps you get the most from your sprouted lentils. I like to use a steamer.

  • Fill about 1/2” of water in a pot or I used a cast iron skillet and bring to a boil.

  • Place the steamer basket over the boiling water and fill it with the lentils, cover and steam around 8 minutes. You can taste a lentil to see if it is al dente or you would like it softer.

Final preparation (1 minute)

  • Place the lentils in a bowl and add all the ingredients and gently toss. (Make sure you minced the garlic before you steamed the lentils)