How to use Micro Leaves
MICRO LEAVES or MICRO GREENS are tiny, tiny vegetables, no more than 8 to 14 days old, having just developed their first leaves. They are very tender but have both intense and delicate flavour and they taste, not surprisingly, like a smaller version of what they will be when they grow up. Studies have shown that Micro Leaves can have up to 40 times the nutrients of their mature “big vegetable” counterparts! Naturally high in quality protein, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, they have few calories and no cholesterol. In addition, they are visually captivating! It is no wonder chefs have made them an indispensable part of their cuisine. Why not make them a natural part of home cooking as well! Below are a few suggestions on how we, here at Dawndew Salad, incorporate these magical greens into our daily meals. Use MICRO LEAVES on their own, in salads, in main dishes and as general garnishes:
• Simply enjoy MICRO LEAVES as a delicious luxury vegetable
• Just sprinkle MICRO LEAVES on buttered toast or avocado toast
• Top your eggs with MICRO LEAVES for breakfast
• Use a mix of MICRO LEAVES as a side salad – you do not even need a dressing!
• Add another dimension to your salads with MICRO LEAVES
• Instead of basil use MICRO LEAVES in your pesto
• Use MICRO LEAVES baked into bread and savoury cup cakes
• Include MICRO LEAVES in your home made juices and shots
• Garnish soups, stews, sandwiches, pitta bread and wraps with MICRO LEAVES
• Use MICRO LEAVES in tacos and tortillas
• Top your risotto or pasta dish with MICRO LEAVES for colour and texture
• Sprinkle MICRO LEAVES on pizzas after baking for a finishing touch
• Top grilled fish, chicken or any other meat or seafood with MICRO LEAVES
• Use MICRO LEAVES on baked potatoes and other roast vegetables
• Top your burger with MICRO LEAVES for that crunch factor
• Try MICRO LEAVES on Sushi and Sashimi
• Add MICRO LEAVES to any stir fry
• Use MICRO LEAVES in Afternoon Tea sandwiches or as a garnish to add colour and freshness
• Garnish savoury drinks with MICRO LEAVES or top sweet drinks with a colourful variety
• Use MICRO LEAVES as a general garnish on any dish
• Use MICRO LEAVES any time you want an extra boost of nutrients!
To find out more about how we grow and supply Micro Leaves – Why not give us call today on 01253 895525.