A few days ago I told you about making cold brew coffee in a Mason jar. Did you figure out the other thing I currently use Mason jars for? The hint was in this picture:
Yep. Those are seeds. I use Mason jars for making sprouted greens.
It takes about 5-7 days to make salad sprouts so I usually have two jars going at staggered times so they’ll be ready a few days apart. And they are just as easy as the cold brew coffee process.
Disclosure: Just like I told you last time, this is not a sponsored post but I am going to include affiliate links so I can show you exactly what I got that makes my Mason jars so magical. An affiliate link means that if you click through to Amazon and end up ordering I might earn a small commission. (Like you didn’t know that.)
I got this 4-pack of stainless steel screened lids with foldable jar stands. I gave two sets to my mother and kept two for myself. Four seemed a little excessive for my purposes, so feel free to share with a friend if you don’t actually need four yourself.
Also, you’ll need to provide your own wide-mouth Mason jars.
And sprouting seeds. There are lots of choices for sprouting seeds but I like this salad mix that includes broccoli, clover, radish, and alfalfa.
Start by putting a small portion of seeds in the bottom of your jar. Not too many. Maybe 1-2 Tablespoons to start with. You’ll get a feel for it as you go along. Cover with water and let the seeds soak overnight.
The next day pour the water off through the screened lid, then turn the jar upside down propped at an angle with one of the foldable stands. It’s a good idea to put it on a plate at least for the first few minutes because they will drip for a bit.
Rinse the seeds twice a day by running water into the screened lid and pouring it off. The seeds will begin to sprout within 24 hours and they’ll be ready to eat within 5-7 days.
Sprouts are delicious on cold-cut sandwiches. I also like to add them to a green salad or coleslaw. And I sometimes add them to stir-fry or soup. It’s an easy way to add a little extra nutrition to a variety of meals.
Have you ever made sprouts? Do you even eat sprouts?