As you can imagine, there are many ways to use your microgreens. Here are the best ways to make the most of your greens.
All microgreens are an excellent addition to any salad. They can be layered in, sprinkled on top, or can be served as a salad by themselves. Microgreens add a burst of flavor & nutrition to your salad. Also use them as a replacement for adult vegetables entirely.
Use microgreens to make a delicious dressing. Spicier options like Arugula, Radish and Mustard work perfectly.
Finely chop the greens and mix into a vinaigrette or use a blender to make a smooth dressing with yogurt, lemon, herbs, microgreens and a touch of salt & pepper. Fantastic!
"My youngest son of 13 doesn't eat many vegetables, but for some reason asks for broccoli microgreens at every meal. Go figure!" – Anthony - owner & grower
Amazing In Smoothies
Use microgreens to add nutrition to smoothies.
Its best to use the milder microgreens for smoothies such as the pea varieties. Sunflower is our absolute favorite microgreen for smoothies adding a richness and nuttiness to the smoothie. Kale is also another excellent choice.
Our favorite smoothie uses a handful of sunflower microgreens, tbsp of raw cashews, strawberries, blueberries, cashew milk and a bit of ice. Blend it up and the high protein content of the sunflower will keep you full for much of the day.
Sunflower, Kale and Pea shoots are all mild in flavor, but are high in vitamin and mineral content.
Perfect In Pasta
Adding microgreens to a cold pasta salad for a backyard BBQ is a wonderful way to use your greens!
You can also sprinkle microgreens over the top of any hot pasta dish just before serving. Another option is to toss them into the hot pasta and integrate into your dish. The stems of most brassica varieties like kale, broccoli, and cabbage do keep their crunch if tossed just before serving.
Pea Shoots are commonly eaten raw in salads, sandwiches or as a snack, but they can be cooked as a typical green. Try Sautéing pea shoots with minced ginger, garlic and a hint of soy sauce for a perfect stir Fry. We even add sliced shitake mushroom if we have them on hand.
Using microgreens in main dishes not only enhances the flavor of the dish, but also acts as an edible garnish with a beautiful pop of flavor.
Try sprinkling broccoli over steak instead of serving adult broccoli on the side. Turn Kale and radish into a pesto. Arugula too! Mustard is terrific on chicken or soy-based dishes.
The possibilities are endless for creative cooks.