Microgreens in a salad of strawberries, avocado, spring greens and feta. Topped with tangerine balsamic.

Salad and photo by Sarah Wall.
Click on photo to activate salivary glands.

Microgreens are a delightful addition to sandwiches, wraps and salads.  Use them to make a nutritious pesto.  Or top cooked foods, like omelets or pizza, at serving time. (Just don’t cook the microgreens or you can destroy the nutrients.)  The possibilities in your kitchen are endless! You’re limited only by your imagination. (You should also experiment with smoothies!  I’ve given a recipe below.)

My daughter Sarah can breeze through a kitchen and create tasty and visually compelling little triumphs.  Opposite is a salad she made from North Carolina strawberries, sliced whole avocado, assorted spring greens garnished with microgreens and topped with feta cheese.  The tangerine balsamic dressing (from Art of Oil in Boone, NC) which she poured over the dish  perfectly complemented those succulent local strawberries.  The 2014 crop was an extraordinary year.  The salad was delicious!  P.S. –Click on the photo to get the enlargement for the full visual effect!

I also love to experiment with microgreens recipes, so many of these recipes will be dishes I’ve actually made and which have been approved by a discerning focus group–  otherwise known as my husband and me.


Veggie Cream Cheese Spinach Wrap with Roasted Red Peppers and Microgreens Blend.

Even my husband, whose culinary repertoire doesn’t range too far beyond tuna salad and spaghetti, has been enthusiastically experimenting with microgreens recipes.  He made a killer veggie cream cheese with the usual ingredients plus some finely sliced celery and microgreens.  It was excellent!  But I couldn’t fawn too much over it– I had to strike a calculated balance between preserving my pride as culinary diva and still encouraging his further cooking adventures.  (It’s a wonder he didn’t put Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce on it.  He does on just about everything else.)



Recipes Using Microgreens

Microgreens Pesto

Farmer’s Market Fruit Smoothie

Microgreens Breakfast Salad


Non-microgreens Recipes

These recipes weren’t created especially for microgreens but some may be adapted or could benefit from a garnish.  And I just had to share them with you.  If you have a good one, type it into the comments form below so everybody can try it!

Kale – Mediterranean Style – Elizabeth White shares this tasty kale recipe she found.

Meatless Meat Sauce – Approved by Real Italians




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