Microgreens are edible greens that are harvested before they reach maturity…in fact, they can be harvested in just a few days. While microgreens are small, they are packed full of flavor and nutrition. Microgreens are perfect for adding to salads and sandwiches, but that’s not the only way to use them. Here are some delicious microgreen recipes to help you get started.
At the bottom of this post is a list of specific microgreen recipes but it might be good to first learn how to get and store microgreens.
Where to get microgreens
Microgreens are grown in soil and are harvested when they are just a few inches tall. Because they are harvested at such an immature stage, they don’t ship well and usually cannot be found in the grocery stores.
However, they can be found at farmer’s markets and can easily be grown at home.
Types of microgreens
While any plant with edible leaves can be grown as microgreens there are some that are more popular that other.
- Red cabbage
- Basil (other herbs can also be grown as micro herbs)
For the most part, microgreens taste like the mature plant so keep that in mind when you are deciding what microgreens to use for a recipe. If you don’t like radishes, you are probably not going to like radish microgreens.
Microgreens can be added to salads and wraps for extra crunch and they are much more nutritious than lettuce is.
They can also be added to smoothies or juiced. Broccoli and wheatgrass microgreens are very popular for juicing. I like to add kale microgreens to our smoothies.
You can add microgreens to almost any dish – pasta, rice, eggs, even pizza. I also chop microgreens and sprinkle them on dishes as a garnish.
How to store microgreens
If you’re growing your own microgreens then harvest them as you need them and you won’t have to worry about storing microgreens.
However, if you are buying microgreens you’ll want to store them in a way that will keep them fresh for as long as possible. The best way I’ve found to store microgreens is to wrap them in a damp paper towel and then put them in a storage bag.
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Microgreens are fantastic for salads and sandwiches but they are also wonderful for cooking. These tasty microgreen recipes will help you add microgreens to breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Mushroom Omelette Recipe with Microgreens - Fresh & Healthy Food
This simple egg omelette that features mushrooms and microgreens is as beautiful as it is healthy!
Balsamic Mushrooms on Pizza from PLATTER TALK
Pizza and salad always taste great together so why not combine the two into a single recipe? Featuring a balsamic vinegar glaze and fresh microgreens, this gourmet vegetable pizza does just that.
Double Decker Devilled Eggs
These eggs are stuffed with with creamy egg yolk, then topped with smoked mackerel pate and micro greens for more texture.
10 minute gazpacho
If you’ve got summer veggies bursting out of the garden right now, then you are in the right place! Read on to find out how to turn garden-fresh tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers, peppers and more into a delicious bowl of gazpacho in just 10 minutes.
Corned Beef Tacos - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Mexican Twist!
These corned beef tacos are served with a creamy spicy mustard sauce, a simple cabbage carrot slaw and topped with microgreens for some simple freshness!
Shiitake Crostini - Balsamic Pickled Shiitake Crostini
These shiitake crostini have been pickled in balsamic vinegar and paired with a creamy basil pesto ricotta spread and fresh microgreens for the perfect toasty bite.
Grilled Salmon Burgers with Garlic Lemon Aioli
Smoked Fish Sliders
Fresh and flavorful, these Grilled Salmon Burgers are a fun and healthy 30-minute recipe made with juicy grilled salmon, microgreens, and creamy Garlic Lemon Aioli. Enjoy these easy Salmon Burgers at your next game day celebration, summer BBQ, or weeknight dinner.
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5 Minute Pea Pesto
This quick pea pesto sauce with green peas and a handful of springtime pea shoots is a bright, fresh pesto that goes well with just about anything.
These seared tuna and microgreen wraps are protein packed and perfect for lunch, a snack or even appetizers.
Mini Strawberry Chocolate Tart with Whipped Goat Cheese & Basil Micro Greens
This gluten free chocolate tart is filled with whipped goat cheese, strawberries, and basil microgreens for a tasty dessert that tastes like summer.