Simple Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Chia Sprouts Recipe (1) ~ Color Your Recipes

Oh! Before I forget…I hope all the mom’s out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

I am sorry to disappoint you, but the highlight of this post is not really the cucumber and tomato salad but the chia seeds sprouts…

Lately I have been sprouting seeds for salad and sandwiches…all kind of seeds such as alfalfa, broccoli, cloves, radish…and chia seeds are one of them…I will be sharing my other sprouting experience with you in the near future…

In this cucumber and tomato salad, I just added fresh squeezed lime juice, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, salt and fresh ground pepper…nothing else…it is simple and so tasty…

Now let me tell you what I did to sprout chia seeds…

For the longest time I wanted to sprout chia seeds…after a thoroughly search on the internet I decided to go ahead and start the “experiment”…and I must admit it was a lot of fun seeing these little seeds turn into microgreens.

As you might be aware, chia seeds turn gelatinous when in contact with water, therefore a lot of recipes uses chia seeds for making pudding…because of the gel formation, when sprouting they cannot be treated the same way as the other seeds…soaking and keeping them in the jar.

The method used here is like placing the seeds in a small green house.

I pretty much follow this site. I got a few small terra cotta trays. Wash well and soaked is water before spreading the chia seeds.

I started by adding 1 teaspoon of chia seeds, on my second try I added 2 teaspoons, which was perfect since it fill the whole tray.

To find out more how I sprouted chia seeds, please GO HERE.

Simple Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Chia Sprouts Recipe (2) ~ Color Your Recipes

Simple Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Chia Sprouts Recipe (3) ~ Color Your Recipes

Simple Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Chia Sprouts Recipe (4) ~ Color Your Recipes

I hope you enjoy this simple salad recipe and this post get you going on sprouting chia seeds…

Curiosity Corner 101314 Did you know that chia seed gel can be used in food formulation as thickening and emulsifying agent as well as stabilizer in frozen food?

Thank you for stopping by Color Your Recipes…have a colorful week!

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