24 Nutritious Microgreen Recipes To Brighten Up Your Day (2024)

Versatile, flavorful, and beautiful, these microgreen recipes use those tiny gourmet greens in creative ways. Discover the many ways you can enjoy microgreens in your home cooking with these delicious recipes.

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Microgreens have this reputation of being fine dining, but I’m here to tell you that’s nonsense! Now available at grocery stores and local markets, there are many types of microgreens out there ready for home cooks to whip into beautiful dishes too.

As tiny seedlings of more mature vegetables and herbs, microgreens are a great way to pack intense flavor into your cooking. Micro basil is like a potent punch of basil flavor that your Caprese salad will love. Below you’ll find tons of amazing recipes to inspire you to bring a little seasonal, gourmet flair to your cooking.

How to store microgreens

Since microgreens are the baby forms of plants, they’re pretty delicate. Learning to store them perfectly is a great way to maximize your purchase and make sure they’re ready when you are.

  • Keep them loosely packed – Don’t cram them into a small bowl, give them room to breathe in a larger one to avoid wilting and sogginess.
  • Store them between layers of slightly damp paper towels – This provides just enough moisture to keep them fresh and crisp. Keep greens in single layers between each towel.
  • Prep them last minute – wait to wash them until you’re ready to cook, then pat them dry gently, and keep them loosely under a slightly damp paper towel. This will keep them from wilting before you’re ready to eat.

With these tips, they should keep well in the fridge for about one week, giving you plenty of time to whip up one (or more) of these fantastic microgreen recipes.

1. Microgreen Salad with Peaches & Avocado

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This seasonal microgreen salad is a great way to highlight summer produce while enjoying healthy greens that can grow year around. With fresh peaches, nuts, salty cheese and an easy homemade dressing, you’ll fall in love with microgreens as your new salad go to.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

2. Stir Fried Pea Shoots with Garlic

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If you are looking for the easiest way to bring a side of vegetables to the table, these Stir Fried Pea Shoots with Garlic are sure to please.

Recipe by: Wok and Kin

3. Pea Shoots Pasta

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Simple Pea Shoots Pasta recipe that’s delicious and healthy! Farfalle pasta is mixed with pea shoots, peas and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe by: Brooklyn Farm Girl

4. Asparagus Shallot Tart

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An easy savory tart made with a 6 ingredient gluten-free, grain-free, vegan crust topped with vegan ricotta cheese, fresh asparagus, shallots, chives, and microgreens.

Recipe by: Healthy Little Vittles

5. Avocado Breakfast Skillets

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Fresh avocado, radish, and microgreens, this super quick and easy breakfast skillet for two is light and delicious!

Recipe by: Now From Scratch

6. Baked Potato Rounds with Edamame Hummus + Microgreens

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These gf + vg baked potato rounds are topped with edamame hummus, microgreens, sesame seeds, and fresh chives for an easy crowd pleaser!

Recipe by: Healthy Little Vittles

7. Green Goddess Avocado Toast

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Basic avocado toast topped with microgreens, hemp seeds and basil cashew cream. It’s the perfect breakfast or snack full of healthy fats.

Recipe by: Nourished By Nutrition

8. Black Rice and Pea Shoot Salad with Tamari Roasted Cashews

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Exotic nutritious black rice and curly jade green pea shoots, with bright carrot slivers, green onions, and tamari-roasted cashews, all tossed in a zesty dressing of lime juice and toasted sesame oil–you are going to love love love this vibrant black rice and pea shoot salad!

Recipe by: Letty’s Kitchen

9. Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad with Pea Shoots

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Zucchini and corn are charred on the grill and then tossed in a zesty vinaigrette with fresh pea shoots for a refreshing summer salad.

Recipe by: Her Mise en Place

10. Veggie Pitas with Hummus

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Veggie Pitas with Hummus. Packed with flavor and texture, the veggie sandwich is the perfect light and healthy lunch.

Recipe by: Kitschen Cat

11. Simplest Fruit And Microgreen Salad

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Are you looking for an awesome fruit salad? What about one that also included healthy microgreens? You have got to try this.

Recipe by: A Red Spatula

12. Olive Tapenade Crostini with Sunny Egg

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Olive Tapenade Crostini with Sunny Egg, a simple French breakfast of toast with olive and caper tapenade, microgreens, and sunny eggs.

Recipe by: Fork in the Road

13. Leftover Steak Salsa Verde Tacos

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The perfect taco for leftover steak or leftover brisket. Served with roasted tomatillo salsa, pickled radish and microgreen.

Recipe by: Healthfully Ever After

14. Springtime Savory Oatmeal Recipe

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Springtime comfort food at its finest. Savory oatmeal with mushrooms, dandelion greens, pea shoots, and tempeh bacon.

Recipe by: Mid-Life Croissant

15. Cream Cheese Avocado Toast with Poached Eggs

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This avocado toast is dressed up with a smear of cream cheese, heirloom tomatoes, poached eggs, and microgreens!

Recipe by: Spices in My DNA

16. Spring Green Smoothie with Pea Shoots

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Chock-full of healthy ingredients and almost-like-a-milkshake delicious, this spring green smoothie with pea shoots is a true nutritional powerhouse.

Recipe by: The Loopy Whisk

17. Sweet Potato Hash Egg Skillet with Microgreens

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This sweet potato hash skillet is a play on the traditional egg and potato breakfast. The hash is full of flavor and makes for the perfect, hearty breakfast.

Recipe by: Naturally Ella

18. Peach Ricotta Pizza with Spicy Microgreens

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The pizza is super cheesy (in a good way, duh), a tad sweet with a little tang from the balsamic glaze and sprinkled with a greens!

Recipe by: How Sweet Eats

19. Green Goddess Salad with Cashew Basil Dressing

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This Green Goddess Salad contains fresh peas, cucumbers, green onions, microgreens and kale massaged with a creamy cashew basil dressing.

Recipe by: Murielle Banackissa

20. Shrimp and Sweet Pea Shoots Fried Rice

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This Shrimp and Sweet Pea Shoots Fried Rice is the ultimate easy one-pot meal: proteins, veggies, and grains all thrown together and cooked in a matter of mere minutes.

Recipe by: Mommy’s Home Cooking

21. Simple Lemon Pasta with Parmesan and Pea Shoots

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Fresh spring pea shoots, spaghetti noodles, and a simple lemon sauce with pepper and parmesan cheese pack this pasta recipe with a ton of flavor.

Recipe by: Life As A Strawberry

22. Lemon Risotto with Pea Shoots

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This delicious Lemon Risotto is a wonderful meatless main dish or enjoy it as side dish with any meat, fish or seafood!

Recipe by: Seasons and Suppers

23. Peach and Goat Cheese Pita Pizza with Microgreens

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Pita pizza with goat cheese, microgreens, and peaches may seem fancy, but it takes just 15 minutes and 6 ingredients to make!

Recipe by: Cozy Peach Kitchen

24. Shaved Zucchini Salad Recipe

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This shaved zucchini salad recipe combines lemon, goat cheese, microgreens, and toasted pine nuts for an exquisite and luscious side dish.

Recipe by: This Healthy Table

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