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Sprouted Bean 'Pizza'

Posted on 19 Feb 2011 by maisha (posted in: blogs)

Sprouting beans increases the amount of nutrients that they pack and improves their digestibility. It's also very easy to do! I often sprout mung beans and adzuki beans. You can eat your sprouts raw, but I prefer to toast them in a pan with a little olive oil and add them to my salads for extra crunch and nutrition. Then I came across this recipe. A pizza crust made from sprouted adzuki beans?! Interesting...

I tried it once, leaving out the quinoa and sesame seeds, and it was a big hit, even with E! Since then I've been making it on a regular basis. I use 200 grams of dried adzuki beans, which I sprout in four rinse and drain cycles (click here for detailed instructions on sprouting adzuki beans). I process the sprouts in a food processor together with 2 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp of sunflower seed butter (or any other nut butter on hand), and 1 tbsp of dulse flakes. I spread the mixture in the shape of a pizza on a tray lined with baking paper, and top it with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and dried herbs. After ~ 45 minutes of oven time, it comes out fragrant and appetizing.

It makes a wonderful dinner for four persons, or for two, with leftovers to pack for lunch the next day ^^

Give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised! The crunchy, nutty, and flavorful adzuki bean crust makes an amazing pizza base.


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