You know you need to be adding more organic micro greens to your diet, but how do you do that? Adding microgreens to salads makes sense, but it can be hard to think of other good ways to use organic micro greens. Salads can get boring after a while; particularly if you have picky young eaters gathering around your table. Here’s how to get macro flavor from micro herbs.
Add to Sweets
Not all sweets will pair well with the taste of organic micro greens, but chocolate has always been perfect with slightly bitter and earthy flavors (think coffee, hot peppers, etc). Try adding some greens to a chocolate tart and topping it off with some raspberries for a flavor-packed, healthy punch.
Step Up Your Mexican
Homemade Tex Mex like tacos and fajitas is usually packed with either tons of iceberg lettuce or the same old boring cole slaw. Try substituting some delicious micro greens and you’ll gain more complex flavors and a better nutritional profile.
“Greek” Style Pizza
There’s nothing truly Greek about this, but the flavors are inspired by the cuisine of the Mediterranean. Buy or make some chewy flat bread (gluten-free works great here, too) and then top with organic micro greens, olives, sliced tomatoes, a bit of fresh basil, feta, and just a drizzle of olive oil. Bake until the cheese just starts to get a slight brown to it.
Omelettes are a great way to incorporate more healthy microgreens into your life. If you’re too busy for lunch, try starting the day with a filling omelet that will last you till dinner. Three eggs, two tablespoons of cream, a small handful of microgreens, a little minced onion, and some shredded goat’s cheese will give you the protein, fat, and micronutrients you need to power the whole day.
Burgers are another food that often gets a bad rap. Make it from highly processed meat and top it with iceberg lettuce, an enormous white flour bun, and a suspicious-looking “cheese product” and you’ve got a recipe for nutritional disaster. It doesn’t have to be like this, though.
Make your burger of grass-fed ground beef mixed with a cage-free egg and whatever spices your prefer. Choose a whole wheat or gluten-free bun or forego the bread altogether. Top it with unprocessed, real cheese and some organic micro greens instead of iceburg. Now you’ve got tasty and nutritious.
Sear all four sides of your ahi tuna and roll it in sesame seeds. The tuna is served with tataki sauce made of soy sauce, ginger, ponzu, sesame oil, and green onion. Serve each with a small topping of micro greens.
Perk up Pizza
Pizza is delicious, and organic micro greens are the perfect thing to add to yours. Since pizza tends to be fatty, the bright sharpness of fresh greens enhances the flavors and makes the whole experience more enjoyable. Make your own or add to your favorite delivery pizza.
If you read that title and were slightly horrified, you’ve obviously forgotten about all the cocktails that use mint and cilantro; and about gin. Green, earthy flavors go beautifully in the right drink. There are plenty of interesting recipes available online for unique ways to incorporate these greens into your drinks, and there’s no reason you can’ t be your own mixologist and come up with some unique offerings of your own.
These are just some of the amazing, and delicious, things you can do with these versatile little plants. They pack powerful punches of flavor into a compact little bite, and their nutritional profile is almost impossible to beat. And who knows? Once you get used to using them, you’re likely to think of lots more ways they can enhance your meals.