Who knew you could multiply the number of nutrients you are getting with one simple ingredient? Microgreens are perfect for boosting the nutrients in a salad. Microgreens are edible greens, harvested with scissors less than a month after sprouting (so they are not fully grown). It is said that microgreens have a much higher concentration of nutrients than the fully grown plant, some more than others, depending on the type of microgreen. I decided to use kale microgreens in this salad but you could also use micro broccoli, red cabbage microgreens, cilantro micros etc.
Another nutrition packed ingredient I added to this salad, is hemp hearts. I try and sprinkle these onto all of my salads because they are practically tasteless and they are full of healthy fatty acids, protein, and various minerals.
- 1 teaspoon
- micro kale
- pumpkin seeds
- hemp hearts
- balsamic vinaigrette (store-bought)
- Wash and chop up kale. Once dry massage with olive oil so it will soften and become less tough to eat
- Ad micro greens, pecans, cranberries, pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts.
- Add balsamic vinaigrette dressing before serving.