How to grow alfalfa sprouts

The classic sandwich sprout.

To grow, soak the seeds for 8 hours in cold water. After soaking, rinse and drain. Continue rinsing and draining 2-3 times per day for around 3 days. Once the seeds start to sprout, move to indirect sunlight (avoid direct sun) and continue to rinse and drain 2-3 times per day. Harvest around day 6, when most of the leaves are green. Dry the sprouts and store them in a sealed container in the fridge. Munch soon after sprouting. 

Soak: 8 hours

Rinse: 2-3 times a day

Grows in: 5-6 days

Don't forget to sprout safely and in a sanitary way. Check out our article about sprouting safely for more information.

Recipe ideas

Alfalfa sprouts are great on sandwiches, stirfries and salads. Here are some of our favourite recipe ideas:

Spiced potato burger

A sandwich never tasted so good!

Pineapple and Mint Smoothie

Fresh and greeeeeen.

Leafy Sprouts Salad with Sorghum Chili Vinaigrette

A quick and tasty salad.