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The Simple Plate: microgreens: "healthy and decadent" (encore)

  (This episode originally aired 11/12/19)

This week, we sat down with Jake Williams and Brigid Reina of Superior Greens, a microgreens company in Ashland, Wisconsin. Microgreens contain up to 40-times the nutritional value of their mature counterparts which makes for concentrated deliciousness. They can be spicy or they can be sweet and buttery, and every flavor in between. On eggs or on cupcakes, microgreens are a healthy and decadent food source. Jake and Brigid shared a recipe for a microgreen dish, check it out below.

Simple, Spicy Microgreens Pesto

2 cups of Superior Green's spicy blend greens

1 ounce of a hard cheese such as parmesan (or use nutritional yeast as a non-dairy alternative)

1 ounce of nuts such as pine nuts or use sunflower seeds if there are allergy concerns

1 garlic clove

A squirt of lemon juice

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

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