Microgreens are flavor-packed tiny vegetables that should be added to your book of recipes. Because of their nutrient dense properties, microgreens can be ten times stronger than their adult vegetable counterparts. Not only that, but they can serve as a great addition to any meal, adding a boost of flavor to WOW your palette and your guests! Keep reading to learn about the 4 microgreen recipes you should add to your cookbook today.
Recipe #1: Microgreens Pesto via Hamama
If you’re a fan of pesto (who isn’t?), then try this delicious pesto recipe, substituting the basil leaves with microgreens! For this recipe, you’re going to need 6 cloves of garlic, 1⁄4 cup of pumpkin seeds, 1⁄4 tsp of salt, 1⁄3 cup of olive oil, and 1 package of microgreens (kale is a good option to use for this). Once you have your ingredients, add them all to your food processor, and blend the ingredients until you reach your preferred consistency.
Recipe #2: Microgreens Salad with Lime Vinaigrette via Everyday Dish
Salads are a great way to get your daily vegetable intake, and substituting traditional leaves with microgreens packs that nutritional punch! For this delicious salad, you’ll need 1 package of microgreens (your choice), 6 radishes (halved and sliced), 2 tbsp lime juice, 1⁄8 tsp dry mustard powder, 1⁄4 tsp salt, 4 tbsp olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix your ingredients together aside from the microgreens and radishes to create the dressing. Then mix your ingredients when you’re ready to serve!
Recipe #3: Microgreens Tabouli via Hamama
Tabouli is a delicious Middle eastern dish that pairs well with anything. To make this recipe, you’ll need 1⁄2 cup bulgur, 1⁄2 cup water, 1 package of microgreens (your choice), 1 bunch of cilantro chopped, 1 bunch of parsley chopped, 1 bunch of mint chopped, 4 stalks of chopped green onions, 1-2 cups of cherry tomatoes, 1-2 garlic cloves minced, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp olive oil, and salt & pepper to taste. First, cook your bulgur. While it’s cooking, make your dressing by whisking the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt & pepper. Cool down your bulgur. Once all ingredients are prepped, mix together in a large bowl and serve!
Recipe #4: Strawberry Microgreen Salad via Real Healthy Recipes
We’re including another salad recipe because microgreens salads are one of the best ways to get a healthy dose of nutrients and taste delicious! For this recipe, you’ll need 3 cups of organic microgreens (your choice), 1 cup of sliced strawberries, chopped walnuts, and strawberry dressing (6 strawberries, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp raw honey, 2 tbsp olive oil, salt & pepper to taste. Then blend the ingredients to make the sauce). Mix all of these ingredients together to make your strawberry microgreens salad!
Want to learn more about all of the things you can do with microgreens? Join our Facebook Microgreens Group to learn from experts and beginners alike. You can also listen to our Polygreens podcast to learn all there is to know about agriculture.