I’m guessing you’ll be fairly confused after you’ve read the two words above.
Let me explain…
No, I’m not talking about some crazy new method of dicing and slicing vegetables. I’m talking about microgreens – tiny edible immature seeds that are incredibly nutritious and truly beautiful to look at, thus getting the name vegetable confetti.
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The beauty of microgreens is that they pack so much nutrients in the tiniest packages. For example, red cabbage microgreens have 6 times the amount of Vitamin C and 69 times the amount of Vitamin K that mature red cabbage has. Pretty impressive, right?
Now, before you get too excited, microgreens do come with one big downside.
They are extremely expensive, clocking in as much as $30 per pound!
Before you write them off for good, I might have a solution to get your excitement right back on. Microgreens are probably the easiest thing you can grow at home!
As long as you have a windowsill, some sun coming in through your window, some potting mix, a few containers, and your desired seeds, you can grow pretty easily. And the best part – the will be ready for consumption in about 7 to 14 days. So, no waiting around for months and months before you even see anything.
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They do require consistent daily sunlight, but even if you live in a northern climate where the sun is pretty much nonexistent for months at a time, you can still enjoy microgreens with an indoor grow light.
And if you really don’t feel confident experimenting with the whole process on your own, you can always try a microgreens kit.
Once you’ll get your hands on those delicious microgreens, you might be wondering what to do with them…
I’ve created a collection of the best 10 recipes featuring microgreens in so you can enjoy their nutritious punch and delicate flavor right away!
10 Top Microgreens Recipes
~Aube, KITCHEN VIGNETTES
Spiced warm black beans are topped with cherry tomato pico de gallo, a simple guacamole, pea shoots, and a zesty cashew cream.
~Ashley, BLISSFUL BASIL
This traditional pesto recipe gets a springtime twist with fresh peas and pea shoots! An easy, creamy pesto sauce perfect for topping pasta, chicken, fish, and more. Ready in just five minutes with your food processor!
~Jessie, LIFE AS A STRAWBERRY
The tanginess from the dressing, complements the sweetness of the blueberries perfectly. And the nutty pecans and buttery avocado are balanced with the spicy arugula and light microgreens.
~Alyssa, SIMPLY QUINOA
The citrus vinaigrette is so easy to make and the perfect complement to the greens and shaved radishes. Just a little olive oil, seasonings and lime juice whisked together and your leafy greens will have a fabulous zesty flavor.
~Cheryl, EVERYDAY DISHES
~Diana, REAL HEALTHY RECIPES
If you love avocados, I bet you will love avocado toast. Make them plain or add the tomato slices, microgreens for extra vitamins and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy for breakfast (with or without a poached egg on the side), lunch or a snack.
~Sally, A FOOD CENTRIC LIFE
Delicious. Healthy. Impressive. No oven required. The La Jolla Crab Stack has it all.
~Kelly, JUST A TASTE
The fresh lime dressing combined with savory roasted chickpeas will satisfy your hunger and it’s low calorie.
~Cheryl, EVERYDAY DISHES
Eat with your eyes and elevate your salad with arugula micro-greens, caramelized cauliflower and garlic cashew cream. This recipe features cauliflower and important cruciferous vegetable.
~Kelly, DARLING MAGAZINE
Have you ever tried growing microgreens in your own home? Let me know in the comments down below…
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