Microgreens: How to Use Them

By | May 29, 2016

Microgreens have a higher nutrient density compared with mature greens.  To learn more about microgreens in general click here. That’s all well and good but how do you get all the green goodness into your diet?  Adding microgreens to your diet is less about recipes and more about ideas.  They can be added raw to:

  • salads
  • soups
  • sandwiches
  • stir-fries
  • smoothies
  • wraps
  • omelets
  • quiche
  • smoothies

They can be juiced for green juices, or used as an edible garnish.  You can use them alone as a salad or tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

turkey quesadia wih micro

Turkey Quesadilla with broccoli microgreens.

nappa cab with beet micro

Nappa Cabbage salad with beet microgreens, grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, and slivered almonds.

spinach salad w broc micro

Spinach salad with strawberries, sunflower seeds, grilled chicken and broccoli microgreens.

The possibilities are endless.  What do you like to add microgreens to?

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4 thoughts on “Microgreens: How to Use Them

  1. GEORGE BERRY

    Loreli,
    Forgot to ask about pricing of your microgreens. Also working on a series of smoothies and would like to know approximate quantity of microgreens to add in place of regular greens.
    Thanks for the info. Hope things are going well with sales this summer.
    George

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    1. Loralie Post author

      We sell a 3×5 tray of live greens for $3 (that includes tax). The amount to use is personal preference. I would probably use anywhere from 1/6 of the tray on up. Because micro greens can have 4 to 40 times the nutrients of the adult vegetable, it doesn’t take much from a nutritional standpoint.

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  2. Effie

    I am a member of the Greater Kansas City Gardener’s Club of America and would like to see if you would be interested in presenting a lecture on micro greens? I am looking for March or April evening meeting time on the 1st Monday of the month at Loose Park. I spoke with you last summer at the Overland park market and I thought it would be a great presentation for gardeners who like to garden all year round. Also, it would tie-in with more plant based diet plans which are becoming more popular. Please let me know. Thank you

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  3. Vi

    I just eat them by themselves. With a fork straight from the package from the grocery store.

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