Microgreens are a super easy way to add extra nutrition to your meals – plus they make your food look pretty!
Here are some yummy ways to use microgreens – and they’re easy to do.
Komatsuna microgreens on rye bread with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and black pepper:
Red radish rambo microgreens with avocado on gluten-free toast:
Rocket (arugula) microgreens would be the obvious choice for pizza. But my customer, Miriam, says pizza is even better with komatsuna microgreens:
This is my absolute favourite salad. It features sunflower microgreens, which I only grow in the summer months (they don’t fare well over winter, unfortunately). With basil leaves, vine-ripened tomatoes, sweetcorn, cheese (or vegan cheese), salt, pepper, and olive oil. Yum!
This simple microgreens salad consists of pea shoots and red radish microgreens with homegrown lettuce leaves, homegrown radishes, and edible flowers. The dressing was just a drizzle of lemon juice (from homegrown lemons), plus organic olive oil:
Here I added orach microgreens to homegrown lettuce leaves, homegrown radishes, potato cubes, and smoked salmon. The dressing was just a drizzle of lemon juice (from homegrown lemons), plus organic olive oil:
Wrap with rocket microgreens:
Hint: spicy microgreens go super well with Mexican-style wraps and tortillas.
Burger with broccoli and orach microgreens (plus pineapple and lettuce, as well as a home-made burger patty):
Cabbage fritter with red cabbage microgreens:
Here’s where you’ll find the recipe for the gluten-free, Japanese-style cabbage fritters.
Microgreens are delicious with any kind of vegetable fritter, e.g. courgette fritters, sweetcorn fritters, and so on.
Omelette with pea shoots, and a side of tomato chutney:
This is my most frequent way of consuming microgreens – adding them to my breakfast smoothie.
It’s such an easy way to get your day off to a nutritious start!
Pea shoots (pictured) and broccoli microgreens are my favourite varieties to add to smoothies. Not only are they mild in flavour, they’re also amongst the most nutritious of microgreens.
Hint: Parents with fussy eaters – you can easily sneak microgreens into your kids’ smoothies without them noticing. Adding berries will easily disguise the green.
There’s a reason why microgreens are nicknamed “chef confetti” – chefs love using them! They add colour, flavour, and visual interest to a dish.
They’re not just garnish for chefs though – they can take any meal from plain to fancy, just look at these eggs benedict with kale chinese red microgreens added:
Microgreens aren’t just for food!
Add them to cocktails and mocktails for next-level presentation.
We hope that gives you some ideas! As you can see, microgreens are super versatile and really easy to use.