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Microgreens Orange Salad

Updated: Jan 7

Microgreens have become very popular in the last few years. A few years ago we saw them only used by chefs when creating fancy dish presentations or to coax more flavor into a dish, but today these mini vegetables are making a mark in the culinary scene.


Prep Time: 2 hours Cook Time: 15min Serves: 6 Servings Level: Beginning



You may have already heard about microgreens and do not know where or how to use them, but perhaps you are just curious as to why people are getting so excited about these tiny edible plants.


What Are Microgreens?

Microgreens are tiny plants that grow from the seeds of vegetables and herbs for just a week or two. They are the baby versions of adult vegetables, however they still hold excellent nutritional value that comes along with their rapid growth. You can eat the leaves and stems of microgreens, which are full of flavor, vitamins, and minerals. They are high in Calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamins A, B, C, D, and K, and antioxidants.



Where Can We Buy Microgreens?

If you are from Macau, I recommend buying directly from the urban farm -It’s Pure Production.

They are the first Commercially Sustainable Aquaponics Farm to produce Micro Herbs in the Heart of Macau, under the guidance and supervision of IAM.

I collaborated with It’s Pure Production for a few events, and I know their products, love, and passion for everything they do for this business. Their fantastic microgreens are grown in a balanced Aquaponics ecosystem, where fish, plants, and microbial life work together perfectly to produce the finest, freshest, and most nutrient-dense microgreens available. Being a closed loop system, the farm uses only 10% of the water needed by conventional agriculture and does not dump any harmful products into the environment. “We are proud to grow our microgreens in a manner that is water-wise and eco-friendly,” says Sandra, the owner of It's Pure Production. They have a vast stock of organic seeds and are ready to provide Macau with Healthy, Vibrant, Flavorful Microgreens.




Can We Grow Microgreens At Home?

Today, Microgreens are increasingly popular in at-home gardens. If you are interested in growing your microgreens, I suggest you take a class before to learn more about increasing Microgreens. Again, if you are from Macau, I recommend contacting Mighty Greens; they will help you with everything you need to know about Microgreens. Mighty Greens offers custom home gardens so you can grow organic produce right from your garden or balcony.


Farmer Gui, co-founder, head farmer, and educator of Mighty Greens, will come to your home and advise on a custom farm solution, especially for you. Considering sun direction, shade, and watering options, Farmer Gui will recommend what and how you can grow. He will provide education and training on your new garden so it may prosper and you can enjoy it for many years.



MICROGREENS ORANGE SALAD


I love microgreens, and I know all about their health benefits. This Microgreens Orange Salad recipe is a must have recipe for the summer; it is easy to make and tasty. With juicy fresh oranges, nuts, microgreens, and delicious miso orange dressing, it gives you all the nutrients and vitamins your body needs!

RECIPE


Salad Ingredients:

  • Two handfuls of Microgreens (any type you like or a mix of different kinds

  • 1 Avocado

  • 1 cup of your choice of nuts


Miso Orange Dressing Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup of Orange Juice

  • 1 Orange fruit

  • 1 tbsp of white miso

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

  • 1 tbsp of agave syrup

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp black pepper


Preparation:

Step 1: For the miso orange dressing, add all the ingredients in a blender


Step 2: Blend until smooth


Step 3: In a bowl, cut all the salad ingredients


Step 4: Add the dressing on top of the salad and mix well


Step 5: Enjoy!


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