Sprouting Quinoa is Extremely Easy To Make, So Tasty and Very Healthy

Sprouting quinoa is easy, nutritious, and great for a raw diet! Add them to your salads or sprinkle them on top of your cooked vegetables. They are very nutritious and tasty too.
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Learn How Sprouting Quinoa is Easy

Sprouting quinoa is simple and fast, you make a healthy grain even healthier for your body. This is especially great for the summer when it is so hot you do not want to be cooking and heating the house.   We make sure you do it just right in our Summer 2-5-30 Diet and Detox.

This gluten-free, protein-rich grain becomes even more nutritious and digestible.
It is alkaline-forming and we recommend it highly for a balanced body.
Sprouts of course can be eaten raw in your salads.  

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Sprouting Quinoa Recipe Ingredients

Only two ingredients.

Quinoa is packed full of health benefits. It is thought to be a grain but it is not a grain, Still, it is gluten-free. It is a vegetable seed related to Swiss chard, spinach, and beets. Quinoa is pronounced KEEN-wa, not kwin-o-a. It is filling like a grain but has much more protein than grains and is considered a smart carb. It is an antiseptic alkaline-forming food that is low in calories and is a great source of riboflavin.

Filtered or Pure water

We already know that our tap water is filled with unregulated chemicals So not a good idea to use it! Many of us always filter it before drinking it. I have been for decades. You can learn more here:  Unregulated chemicals in tap water are not good for us!

Here is the water filter I am using and very happy with it. The only way to remove fluoride is to use a reverse osmosis system and some are better than others. When I did my research this is the one I decided on.

APEC Water System, 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System

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Now let’s get sprouting quinoa with this super easy recipe.

Sprouting Quinoa Recipe

This gluten-free, protein-rich grain becomes even more nutritious and digestible. It is alkaline-forming and we recommend it highly for a balanced body. Sprouts of course can be eaten raw in your salads. 
This recipe makes approximately 2 cups of sprouted quinoa
Course Salad
Keyword Raw, Vegan
Author Diana Herrington


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Filtered or pure water


  • Rinse the quinoa thoroughly.
  • Put the quinoa into a jar and fill the jar to the top with filtered water.
  • Soak the quinoa for 6 hours or overnight may be easier.
  • Set the jar in the shade at room temp around 70 degrees.
  • Pour off the water, use a strainer as well.
  • Rinse the quinoa with more water.
  • Thoroughly drain the water from it and set the jar with either the lid or mesh upside down in a container to catch excess dripping water.
  • Every 4 - 7 hours, rinse them with water, pour out the water, and then put the jar upside down over a bowl.  Although the time does not have to be exact, make sure it is not sitting for too long before being rinsed.
  • Sprouting quinoa will take about 1-2 days.  Little thin sprouts will come out of the grains.
  • Store the quinoa sprouts in a glass jar in the fridge; eat the quinoa sprouts within a few days.
  • Now enjoy your quinoa sprouts in your meals.


Note:  Small sprouts last longer.  Enjoy eating and learning how easy sprouting quinoa is.

Main photo by TheSproutPeople

Here are some recipes you can try that call for sprouts:

Tempeh Beet Salad
Tempeh Beet Sprout Salad

 Tempeh Salad with Beets and Sprouts for Dinner – This is a simple tempeh salad recipe that is easy to make.  It is full of nutrients from the beets, carrots and sprouts, pumpkin seeds, and lots of protein from the tempeh which are all tasty superfoods. What makes it extra tasty is the marinated crispy tempeh.  The red sweet beets add a very tasty flavor. If you are very busy and just want a quick meal then simple tempeh will work too.

Tasty Vegan Sandwich with Avocado, Cucumber, and Pumpkin Seeds -This vegan sandwich is great for a quick simple lunch or snack, some even like it for breakfast. The avocado adds creaminess, the cucumber is juicy and the pumpkin seeds add a salty crunch. It is so tasty and I like how easy it is to make.

Fresh Sprout Salad with Tofu for Lunch – This is a simple sprout salad with tofu that is easy and full of nutrients from the vegetables and lots of protein from the tofu. Great place to use your sprouting quinoa skills.

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5 thoughts on “Sprouting Quinoa is Extremely Easy To Make, So Tasty and Very Healthy”

  1. What is the source of your quinoa seed?
    I have had mixed success with quinoa and find that it depends on the source of the seed.

    1. George, I just get it either at a health food store or at Cosco in those big containers. I know what you mean about it not always being the same. Tell me what you have found.

    1. I find that one mouthful at a time does the trick for me. You can eat them raw alone or in a salad. I do mix them with the various beans and lentils. Sprouting is how I got my fresh produce when I lived in Alaska for 13 years starting in. 1989.

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