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Hi Raw Foodies! I am definitely not "raw" but am trying to increase my raw food intake. I have checked out a raw cookbook from the library and there's a recipe for raw hummus that calls for "sprouted chickpeas" - but doesn't explain how to sprout them! I've been soaking some chickpeas for about a day now but I've been putting off cooking them because I'd really like to try this hummus raw.<br><br><br><br>
Anyone know how to sprout chickpeas? Any special equipment I need?<br><br><br><br>
TIA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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To sprout chickpeas: soak chickpeas 24 - 48 hours (the longer the soak time, the easier the digestion). Drain water. Then let sprout for 2 days, rinsing 3 times a day. 3/4 cup dry chickpeas will yield approximately 2 cups sprouts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jessica Alana</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
To sprout chickpeas: soak chickpeas 24 - 48 hours (the longer the soak time, the easier the digestion). Drain water. Then let sprout for 2 days, rinsing 3 times a day. 3/4 cup dry chickpeas will yield approximately 2 cups sprouts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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can I leave them to sprout in the same bowl I was soaking them in? Do they need to be covered?
 

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I've never sprouted chickpeas, but I've sprouted a few other things. I usually soak for however long I'm supposed to, then I drain them in a collander, leave them in the collander on a plate on the counter & just rinse a few times a day until sprouted. I don't cover them. Some people do cover wheatgrass while it sprouts. So i guess it's a personal choice. See what you do best with.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jessica Alana</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Some people do cover wheatgrass while it sprouts. So i guess it's a personal choice. See what you do best with.</div>
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I'm a some people. I do it so they don't dry out. I wouldn't worry too much about chickpeas, though. They seem like they'd take a lot longer to dry out.<br><br>
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I've covered wheatgrass & i've left it uncovered. Either way, I started getting fruit flies, and the weather got cold and it quit growing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:"><br><br>
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thanks for the help. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I think I'll try the collander version since that sounds easiest. I'll let you know how the hummus turns out - in a few days!<br><br><br><br>
(is there any raw dish that you don't have to plan for several days in advance? LOL)
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> SALAD. Nah, just kidding. That's why you try to make dehydrator stuff BEFORE you might want it. Of course when it took you 6 days to make a bagel, you might be more tempted to leave it be until you REALLY want it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jessica Alana</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I've never sprouted chickpeas, but I've sprouted a few other things. I usually soak for however long I'm supposed to, then I drain them in a collander, leave them in the collander on a plate on the counter & just rinse a few times a day until sprouted. I don't cover them. Some people do cover wheatgrass while it sprouts. So i guess it's a personal choice. See what you do best with.</div>
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I love that you can leave them in the colander! I always did my sprouting in a jar with the cheesecloth cover. I'm going to go sprout me some chickpeas right now!
 

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I saw the first little sprouts budding this morning! I feel like I am doing a science project! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I love that you can leave them in the colander! I always did my sprouting in a jar with the cheesecloth cover. I'm going to go sprout me some chickpeas right now!</div>
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I also have a nutmilk bag that I've put wheatberries (for wheatgrass) in, then left it in a bowl between rinsings, but I'd leave the wheatberries in the nutmilk bag. Its so much less of a hassle than rinsing, putting back in a bowl, putting back into strainer/nutmilk bag. Most of the sprouting tips/directions I've seen were the canning jar/cheesecloth. I think I just found the lazy man's way of doing it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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The first time I sprouted was with adzuki and mung beans...it was very exciting! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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So, I finally made my raw hummus! I ended up sprouting the chickpeas for 3 1/2 days, just because I didn't get a chance to make the hummus before this evening, and I hadn't bought any raw tahini yet. Anyway, it turned out pretty good! The flavor was a bit stronger than regular hummus with a slightly bitter aftertaste, but other than that, it was good! My husband ate it, my one-year-old ate it, but my 3-year-old spit it out (and he usually LOVES hummus). So I'm not sure I'll bother to make it raw again.<br><br><br><br>
Here's what I had for dinner, though. Almost raw!<br><br><br><br>
Sprouted grain tortilla wrap with raw hummus, alfalfa sprouts, baby spinach, julienne-sliced carrots, and pico de gallo. Celery sticks with raw almond butter. Baked corn chips dipped in raw hummus. Tangerine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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