Updated: Apr 13
You’re on a Valentine's date, order a heart shaped pizza with veggies because your date enjoys the occasional basil or arugula on their pizza. Let’s say you order and expect the normal piece of grown parsley fusing with the cheese…You realize this is not the case while you receive the pizza. You find tiny leaves fusing with the succulent melting cheese. You take your first bite: Heaven. It not only taste good but microgreens look extremely cute. This is your entrance to the world of microgreens! After this you become inspired to grow and use them in more of your everyday foods that you prepare at home. Microgreens will do that to you. Impress you more than your date.
Tasty little morsels that they are, microgreens are quite versatile, and can be used in a number of ways. Put them on sandwiches, in salads, on tacos, pizza, soups, anywhere you’d put lettuce or sprouts or cooked them in stir fry. Use them as an eye-catching garnish or ingredient on virtually any dish, meat and fish included. They are generally intended to be used fresh and raw. They make an excellent salad main ingredient, too....just toss with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing and perhaps a little tomato. Voila! A taste sensation that will have you coming back for more!
Microgreens on Sandwiches
Many people are unsure on how to use microgreens. Sandwiches can be fat and heavy. Microgreens pack a punch of light flavor and freshness, weighing out earthier flavor's and providing added nutritional value. Using microgreens in sandwiches can also provide a blessing through an added crunch of texture. Switch up the variety of microgreens depending on the ingredients of the sandwich to take your sandwich to the next level.
Microgreens in Salads
Microgreens salads are both tasty and nutritious. Because different microgreens varieties hold such different flavor profiles, they can be combined to build salads with a light and spicy flavor, or hit the taste buds with a punch of sweet or mild, it's up to you. Microgreens can also be a fantastic addition to a typical leafy greens salad. Add a punch of flavor and nutrition to your salads with a spicy microgreens like red ruby streak mustard.
Microgreens in Nutritional Shakes
Having a clam shell of microgreens that you can grab and use in nutritional shakes every morning or throughout the day can help you live a happier lifestyle, if that's what you are pursuing. Some microgreens varieties have proven to pack up to 40 times the nutritional value versus mature plants.
Other Uses For Microgreens
Microgreens are often used in Wraps, Sushi, Stir fry's, Soups, Tacos and in meat dishes. Microgreens are versatile and flavorful and can compliment in any dish. And yes, they make powerful and delicious garnishes, but they are more than just garnishes.
You should always stay curious and adventurous while cooking or growing microgreens. Remember microgreens are a lifestyle – a fruitful journey.
Author: Malibu Kitchen
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Detox, Vegetarian
2 slices multi-grain or gluten free bread, toasted
1 ripe organic avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
1/4 lemon, cut into wedges
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup Asian micro mix or other microgreens
1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
Divide avocado slices evenly and place on top of toast slices. Using a butter knife, carefully smash avocado slices. Squeeze lemon slices over avocado, sprinkle with salt and pepper, top with microgreens, drizzle with sesame oil, then complete with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Serving size:2 Calories:253 Fat:16 g Protein:4 g Cholesterol:0
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