Accidental Sprouting of the Peas

I’ve been having some adventures in sprouting as well as enjoying sugar snap peas.  I didn’t mean to combine the two.  I had some of the last sugar snap peas of the season in a plastic bag in my fridge.  I took out a handful today to share with the minion and noticed a few of them had sprouted!  I don’t recommend actively trying to sprout peas this way but I thought it was interesting that it happened.  Science!



A Quick List of Things You Can Sprout

  • mung beans (these are standard bean sprouts)
  • lentils
  • alfalfa
  • sunflower seeds
  • chickpeas
  • fenugreek (check it out breastfeeding mamas!)
  • barley
  • peas
  • broccoli
  • radishes
  • quinoa
  • peanuts

Please note I have not personally tried each of these.  Have you sprouted anything I didn’t list?

Fresh Picked Produce in a Sandwich Wrap

So we had a huge jar of sprouts and needed something to do with them.  So I decided to make some sandwich wraps.  We used a bunch of produce from the garden as well as those bean sprouts.  These are great for a hot summer afternoon, especially for an outdoor picnic.  We made 2 wraps so I’ll include our measurements, but feel free to adjust accordingly.

Sandwich Wraps Recipe

1 small bell pepper

1 tomato

handful of parsley

handful of bean sprouts

2 whole wheat tortillas

cream cheese


Chop the pepper and tomato into small chunks and cut the parsley up.  Scissors is probably your best bet with the parsley.  Spread the cream cheese over the tortillas covering the whole thing.  Sprinkle the chopped veggies, sprouts, and parsley over top.


Roll, slice, and enjoy.


They were really good.  You could use any fresh produce you have on hand.  I think cucumbers, peas, other peppers, and even green tomatoes would also work well.