Seasonal Eating: What to do with Microgreens?
In case you are unaware, Microgreens are simply the sprout or seedling of a vegetable or herb. They are the first bit of flavor from kale, greens, cilantro, dill, beets, radishes, peas, etc. Each one packing a huge punch of flavor that will amaze you. They are hard to find in supermarkets and typically have to be found from local farmers like tio.farm or specialty growers, but the hunt is over and our price tag is worth it. These nutrient dense little guys go a long way. You need fewer to both enjoy the flavor and less to get the nutrients into your diet. They are simple to also grow at home with a greenhouse or grow light in a basement. Simple things, but powerful. Not only are they amazing in flavor but the textures they create on a dish are so special. It adds that soft touch to a dish. Hands down microgreens are one of our favorite things to have on hand for serving up beautiful dishes.
So what to do with them? Here are three things to do:
Top EVERYTHING with them:
If you want to make yourself look like you know what you are doing in the kitchen just top everything you eat with microgreens. It is fairly simple. Since we provide a assortment of mixes pack from our local farm, it should be a perfect way to enjoy from on everything from a sandwich to a burger to tacos. Nearly anything you can imagine or anywhere you would add fresh herbs or greens. It will look like pure magic…not mention the flavor will be even more magical!
Make a Salad:
I think my favorite way to eat Micros is with eggs. Since they are very tender you add them after you are done heating as they wilt quickly. Just adding some in an omelet with goat cheese or even topping a frittata like this one is a great way to let those nutrient dense little guys really shine no matter when you enjoy eggs throughout the day.
Since you don’t need a lot of them you can find they cost between ₹99 – ₹500 a box of organic micros. That seems steep, but a box our Marvelous Microgreens if well tended to will last you easily a week. To liven them up after being in your crisper you can spritz them with some ice cold water or keep a moist paper towel or cloth with them. They will keep and look beautiful in our specially designed reuseable HygieneBox they came home in.