Sunflower Sprout Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

I feel like I could start this, and nearly ever recent blog post, off with “it’s been crazy around here lately.”  Is that really a “lately” thing though?  Isn’t life always seem crazy, or is that just me?  I’m seriously doubting it’s just a Food Snob Family issue.

With life feeling hectic, I took advantage of an early wake-up call last Saturday from Baby Snob (hello 4:30 a.m.!) to do some enjoyable and relaxing things.  First we went for a long run with the jogging stroller (which is an incredibly humbling experience), then a pit stop to get some coffee (decaf of course) and treats at this wonderful place.  Our last, and most important task of the morning was browsing and buying some groceries at the farmer’s market.

Strolling around, picking out produce, getting another snack and just enjoying the morning was a perfect way to slow down and enjoy life.  That night we grilled a chicken we got from here, and I made a sprout salad with some sunflower sprouts I bought at the market.  It was one of those perfect summer meals where you don’t eat until 8, but it doesn’t matter because the sun is still out.  You linger at the table after dinner with great conversation and go to bed feeling rested and full.

If you are looking for a nice, light summer salad, I highly recommend giving this one a try!

Sunflower Sprout Salad  with Honey Lime Dressing (inspired by Whole Foods Market)

1/4 pound sunflower sprouts

1 small head radicchio, chopped

2 large carrots, peeled and shredded

Juice of 2 limes

4 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. honey

salt and pepper


1. In a bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, and honey.  Season with salt and pepper.

2. Toss vegetables with dressing and serve.

This was my first time eating sunflower sprouts!

It’s nice to add new or different vegetables to your salads or sandwiches.  I will definitely buy more of these as long as they are available at the market!


Have you ever had sunflower sprouts?  How do you try to slow down when life is hectic?

  1. Kimberly says:

    Wow … simple and gorgeous!

    I adore sunflower sprouts (and radish sprouts and peas sprouts too)! Chuck and I also throw them in salads, but they are also great when lightly sauteed and used to top a breakfast sandwich with!

    • laurab says:

      Great idea Kimberly! I’ll have to try them on some breakfast sandwiches. Hopefully they still have some at the market this weekend.

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