How to Make Broccoli Sprouts

I had heard for some time how nutritious broccoli sprouts are, but I hesitated to try to make them myself. Finally, after reading the incredible book, Fiber Fueled (Amazon link), by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, I finally had the push I needed to go for it. I wanted to share how easy it really is to do and encourage others to make their own broccoli sprouts.

To make broccoli sprouts, you need just a few items and a few days until you can enjoy these great additions to sandwiches, salads, and more. You will need broccoli sprouting seeds, a jar, sprouting lid, and a stand. It takes about 5 days of rinsing and draining the seeds until they are ready to eat.

When I decided to give making broccoli sprouts a try, I knew I wanted a setup that was not only the easiest, most effective, but also beautiful and organized on my kitchen counter. I wanted something that looked like it belongs there, not something that just adds clutter to my countertop. Read on to get yourself all ready to make your and enjoy your own.

How to Make Broccoli Sprouts

How to Grow Broccoli Sprouts


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  • broccoli sprouting seeds
  • sprouting jar & stand system w/ sprouting lid (I absolutely LOVE this set I purchased from Amazon. It is beautiful, so looks great sitting on your counter. And, it works fantastic!)

Day 1

  1. Add 3 tablespoons of broccoli sprouting seeds to jar.
  2. Add water to jar and let soak overnight.

Day 2

  1. Attach sprouting lid, if not already on jar.
  2. Drain water.
  3. Add fresh water, swirl around, then drain.
  4. Hang jar from sprouting stand.
  5. Repeat the rinsing of the seeds a total of 2 to 3 times today.

Day 3

  1. Add water, swirl, and drain the seeds.
  2. Hang from sprouting stand.
  3. Repeat the rinsing of the seeds a total of 2 to 3 times today.

Day 4

  1. Add water, swirl, and drain the seeds.
  2. Hang from sprouting stand.
  3. Repeat the rinsing of the seeds a total of 2 to 3 times today.

Day 5

  1. Add water, swirl, and drain the seeds.
  2. Hang from sprouting stand.
  3. Place the stand with the jar of sprouts in direct sunlight for several hours today. This will green up the sprouts.
  4. Continue to rinse and drain the sprouts 2 to 3 times today.
  5. The sprouts should be ready to transfer to the refrigerator at the end of the day. Store them in an airtight container. It is generally recommended to eat them within a week. If 3 Tbsp. of seeds makes more than you can use, you can just adjust and make 1 or 2 Tbsp. of seeds. Fresh is best!

How to Eat Your Broccoli Sprouts

I love them on sandwiches! Add them to salads, top your avocado toast with sprouts. Top stir fries with your broccoli sprouts. If enjoy hummus on crackers, top those crackers with your sprouts. You can also add them to your smoothies. The flavor of broccoli sprouts is frequently compared to radishes, so you will want to be prepared for that in your smoothie. You may want to play around with how many to add to maintain the flavor you want or adjust some of your other ingredients.



More information….

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I absolutely love the book that Dr. Will Bulsiewicz wrote called “Fiber Fueled”. I had found Dr. B, The Gut Health MD, as he often goes by on Instagram a couple years ago now.

I appreciate that he is a practicing gastroenterologist and does not promote fad diets, elimination diets, superfoods, or supplements. He stresses ‘plant diversity’ to be the key to a healthy diet. I really recommend picking up his book, there is some great background on learning about foods, the importance of fiber in our diet, as well as a 4 week plan complete with recipes and shopping lists. I picked the book up from Amazon, here is the link for you.

In addition to making broccoli sprouts, I also regularly make my own fermented sauerkraut. I created a post on that, as well, because I do not want people to be intimated to try making fermented foods. It really is easy to do. Check out my post here.

Tara Foster

Hi! I'm Tara, half of the Growit Buildit duo. I am a frugal DIY enthusiast!! My professional background is in education and counseling, but have spent the last few years as a stay at home mom, which has given me the opportunity to explore my passions that have been put aside for so long. I gravitate towards what I'd consider modern farmhouse style, with a little boho mixed in. I have planned remodels for larger projects, like our kitchen, as well as many smaller DIY projects around our house. In addition, I create a lot of smaller craft projects. I am currently a maker for a local retail boutique in our area called 6ix North. I hope my posts provide you with some useful information for your DIY projects.

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