Welcome to our collection of delicious microgreen recipes! Microgreens are a great way to add freshness, nutrition and flavor to your meals, and with this guide you’ll learn how to incorporate them into various dishes. From a charcuterie board to a nourishing soup and summertime salad, we’ve created these recipes that are easy to prepare and packed with nutrition.
These medley boards are an incredibly fun way of eating and an effective way to experiment with contrasting lots of different flavors and textures! With a charcuterie board, you are providing an array of flavors that you can combine in various creative and satisfying ways. You want your board to include the flavors sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter, and umami, which will allow you to create nearly endless combinations of flavors and experiences through your board!
For your charcuterie board, fresh or dried fruits, berries, and jams can present sweetness. Sour can be available through pickles, citrus, and vinegars. Cheeses, roasted and salted nuts, and brine-fermented ingredients such as capers or cornichons can provide salt. Bitter is present in ingredients such as microgreens (kale, broccoli, and radish to name a few), olives, or raw and pickled peppers. A spicy microgreen such as radish, jams with ginger, and peppers will give you the option of spice while eating through your charcuterie board! Sliced meats, cheeses, caramelized onions, and dips such as hummus will lend to the savory foundation. Umami is translated from Japanese as a “pleasant, savory taste”, usually being a savory flavor that has a unique depth to its flavor. Umami includes ingredients such as a blue/roquefort cheese, aged or ripened cheese, miso, black garlic, and ferments such as fish sauce or soy sauce.
These ideas are a loose framework of recommendations to help get you started. We can’t emphasize enough how much room there is for experimentation when you’re creating a charcuterie board. It is a powerful way to explore different flavor combinations, so we encourage you to be adventurous on this one!
Roasted Butternut Squash and Poblano Pepper Soup with Olive Oil and Microgreens.
The crisp flavor and texture of the microgreens balances the rich, roasted flavor of this soup. The pairing of the richness and crisp, refreshing flavor provide a good base of flavors which is rounded out by a squeeze of lime and a drizzle of olive oil.
Melon and Sweet Pepper Salad with Microgreens and Hazelnuts
Microgreens compliment this sweet and slightly savory summer salad because of their refreshingly crisp flavor and texture!
We hope you enjoy experimenting with the many flavors and benefits of microgreens. Bon Appétit!
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