Microgreens have quickly become one of my new favorite things to grow (and eat!) and will be a frequent component of weekly boxes. Microgreens are quick-growing, miniature versions of regular greens and veggies. They may be small, but they are mighty from a nutritional standpoint; containing higher concentrations of antioxidants, nutrients like potassium, iron and zinc and polyphenols. According to some studies concentrations of vitamins and antioxidants can be up to 40% higher in micronutrients than their mature counter parts.
These little powerhouses add amazing flavor and texture to salads, sandwiches, wraps or any hot dish. Some varieties you’ll see rotating through boxes are spicy red radishes, mild tiny broccoli, super sweet pea tendrils (they taste JUST like sweet peas!) and sunflower shoots that are sweet, crunchy and taste like springtime.
With all these awesome salad fixin’s in weekly boxes, I want to share my new favorite, super easy salad dressing that uses hummus and is lower in calories than oil-based dressings! For a single serving, simply combine 2 tablespoons of your favorite hummus, 1 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice and approximately 2 tablespoons of water. Mix to your desired consistency and drizzle! You can make it in larger batches, will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week. 🥳