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Microgreens are the trending superfood

Whatever you’re doing in your diet right now, you need to look at the various ways available to eat microgreens!

We have all heard that we need to include ‘greens’ into our diet but sometimes some of them just don’t work with our palette. And more so with kids.


Microgreens have so many more nutrients compared to those found in fully grown vegetable greens. 

As with all plants, the nutrients found in various microgreens differ from species to species. Most of them also contain beneficial amounts of potassium, copper, zinc, iron, and magnesium.

What are microgreens? 

Microgreens are young vegetable greens, and have a variety of flavours, colours, and textures. They are usually harvested when they are between 1 – 3 inches tall, and between 7 – 21 days after germination. You only eat the stem and the leaves.

When they are ready to be harvested, simply snip off the amount that you need with a pair of scissors and leave the remainder still growing. Some microgreens will regrow, some don’t. In general, they have quite an intense flavour that can range from tangy, to spicy, to even slightly bitter.

They are easy to grow at home under lights, in a greenhouse, or even on your window sill.

Below are 10 ways that you can eat delicious microgreens on a daily basis.

10 Ways to Eat Delicious Microgreens

Pick one, or try all, of the below ideas with your microgreens to start incorporating them into your diet.

1. Add them to your finished meals

Microgreens are a fantastic addition to any meal and not for that extra pop of colour but also for a nutritional punch.

The bonus about adding them to a finished meal (but not cooking them), is that they add a crunch, their nutritional value is not minimized, and you will still be able to taste their fresh flavor.

These are great to add to pizzas, soups, wraps, baked potatoes, salads.


microgreens pizza

2. Cook with them

Studies have shown that microgreens have at least 50% more nutrients than their fully grown versions. Some microgreens can be cooked and some do better to remain raw.

microgreen soup

3. Make fresh microgreen juices

Wheatgrass is one of the easiest microgreens to grow and are ready to harvest within 7 – 10 days. 

You’ll need to cut the grass just above the soil and then add to a juicer. Avoid using a blender because the churning will oxidize the chlorophyll.

Wheatgrass, especially in the form of wheatgrass shots are really good for your body. It contains enzymes that helps your body to absorb nutrients and it is beleived that it may help with your digestion. 

microgreen wheatgrass juice

4. Add them to your drinks

Microgreens come in brilliant green or purple and red hues, and are so delicate that they are perfect as a garnish to your gin or other favourite evening tipple.

gin with microgreens

5: Microgreens powder


If you don’t love broccoli but know that it’s good for you, you can make your own microgreens powder. Simply dehydrate and grind down into a powder and add to your cooking, smoothies and so much more.


6. Garnish

Use your microgreens to garnish breakfast platters, savoury finger foods, pancakes and so much more. Your imagination is the only limit. 

microgreens garnish

7. Microgreen pesto

Microgreen pesto is super easy to make. The benefit with this is that microgreens are fast growing and you can make the pesto within a week. 

The microgreen pesto can be stirred into pastas, drizzled over roasted veg, or even spread on toast and because each microgreen plant has a different flavor (for example broccoli, mizuna, beets, sunflowers), you will end up with a tasty range of microgreen pesto.

Mix and match different microgreens, like Pak choi, broccoli, or basil, with a variety of nuts for different taste sensations! 


Here’s a quick and easy recipe to make your own microgreen pesto:


  • 2 cups of microgreens (such as kale, arugula, Pak choi or basil)
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash the microgreens and pat them dry.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the microgreens, parmesan cheese, pine nuts or walnuts, and garlic until they are well combined.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the pesto is smooth and well-blended.
  4. Season the pesto with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Transfer the pesto to a jar or container and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Microgreen pesto is a versatile sauce that can be used as a dip, spread, or topping for pasta, sandwiches, and salads. It’s also a great way to add some extra nutrition to your meals. Enjoy!

8. Microgreen guacomole

Sunflower microgreens, for example, make a perfect additional, healthy ingredient to this delicious guacamole that you can use.

microgreens guacamole

9. Omelettes

Use microgreens either within your egg mixture when cooking your omelette, or stuff your omelette with them together with the rest of your fillings. Lastly, sprinkle them on top of your finished omelette as a beautiful garnish.


microgreen omelette

10. Pets and birds

Okay, this one isn’t for us but it’s for our feathered, furry and scaly friends.

You can safely feed your tasty microgreens to your rabbits and guinea pigs. Your budgies and parrots will love them and even some of the reptiles (eg. Bearded dragons) enjoy them as a snack too.

They are easy and fast to grow, and they are cheap so an inexpensive healthy food source for your pets.

bearded dragon eats microgreens

Wrapping up the food

If you’re not sure what to do with them, take one of these suggestions and find different ways to eat delicious microgreens.

Pick one, and get some microgreens into your diet. They are super good for you and jam-packed full of nutrients, so even if it means you have to hide them from yourself by cooking them into your meals, you’ve got to do it!