Spicy Sprouted Lentils

Spicy sprouted lentils with corn served on a black rectangular plate with a spoon and a fork on the side.

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A super healthy vegan side dish with sprouted lentils, corn and spices.



  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • ¼ cup cooked corn
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ cup finely chopped thyme or another herb you like


To Sprout Lentils:

  1. Soak lentils in a large bowl overnight or for 8-10 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse the lentils. Put them back in the bowl and cover with a kitchen towel. Let it sit for 8 hours.
  3. Shake the bowl or give a gentle stir so that each of the lentils get enough air circulation. Let it sit for another 8 hours.
  4. Repeat this for 2-3 days. You will see sprouts growing on the second day and they get longer on the third day.
  5. Keep them refrigerated and use as you need.

To Assemble Everything:

  1. Combine sprouted lentils and corn in a bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, cumin, chili, curry powder and thyme.
  3. Pour it over the sprouted lentils and corn and toss.
  4. Serve it as a salad or use it in sandwiches or soups.

Keywords: sprouted lentils, sprouted green lentils