The Benefits of Including Microgreens on Your Menu

Discover how to use microgreens in the kitchen to add flavor, texture, color, and visual interest to your dishes


Microgreens are not only beautiful used as a garnish to elevate dishes visual interest, but highly versatile in terms of flavor and ways to prepare them in the kitchen.

Here are some of our recommendations on how to incorporate our microgreens in your menu.

  1. Garnish your high-end dishes: Microgreens come in many shapes, colors, and sizes. Use a pinch of microgreens to add visual interest to main dishes. A little bit can go a long way!

  2. Get high-impact flavor: Microgreens can pack a punch when incorporated into sauces. Try adding arugula microgreens to pesto or radish microgreens to salsa.

  3. Upgrade your vegetarian options: Microgreens are a vegetarians delight because they are packed with both nutrition and flavor. Incorporating microgreens to your lettuce based salads can increase interest and flavor, or you can replace lettuce with microgreens all together!

  4. Power your breakfast menu: Add microgreens to your eggs benedict, scrambles, and avocado toast. Also add pea microgreens to green smoothies for a protein packed and creamy frozen drink.

  5. Complement flavors of high end proteins: Arugula microgreens add a zesty kick to steak either used as a fresh garnish or as a chimichurri. Mustard microgreens complement Asian dishes like beef stir-fries or bibimbap.

  6. Kick-up your cheese plate: Microgreens are a great complement to creamy cheeses. Some of our favorite pairings include fresh goat cheese with beet microgreens and aged cheddar with mustard. Milder microgreens like broccoli pair well with smoked cheeses or charcuterie.

  7. Don't forget the cocktails: Microgreens can be used to make colorful syrups to add visual interest to cocktails. Amaranth microgreens can add a vibrant magenta hue to drinks or ice cubes.