One of the best ways to enjoy microgreens is in sandwiches. A microgreen sandwich of bread, your preferred meat, cheese, toppings, and microgreens offer the perfect mix of nutrition and deliciousness. It is also one of the quickest ways to get a healthy meal that will provide all the nutrients that your body needs.
What Are Microgreens?
Microgreens are exactly what they sound like: seedlings of various plants and herbs that explain their “micro” nature. These types of greens have seen a surge in popularity in recent years, however, they have been around since the 80s. There are many different types of microgreens, including cilantro, basil, arugula, watercress, chicory, radish, etc.
Why Should You Add Microgreens to Your Sandwich?
There are many reasons why microgreens should be added to a sandwich. Not only do microgreens boost the nutritional value of your sandwich but they also add extra zest, crunch, and flavor to your sandwich.
Great Nutritional Value
There have been many studies that indicate microgreens are packed with nutrients such as lutein, beta-carotene, vitamin C, E, and K, etc. What makes microgreens unique is that even though normal-sized herbs and vegetables have the same nutrients, microgreens contain 40 times the amount of nutrients of their larger counterparts.
With that said, you shouldn’t abandon typical greens and vegetables for a microgreen-only diet, but rather use microgreens to help supplement your diet.
Another reason you should add microgreens to your sandwich is simply that they are absolutely delicious. In the same way that they have a higher concentration of nutrition in small amounts, they also have a higher intensity of flavor. Additionally, they add an extra flair to your sandwich due to being textured and quite crunchy.
Since microgreens contain higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than typical herbs and vegetables, they have many health benefits, including a reduced risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and much more.
Best Microgreen Combinations for Sandwiches
One of the best microgreen pairings for sandwiches is using a sweet microgreen along with a bitter microgreen. For example, corn microgreens with endive or mustard microgreens in a sandwich with turkey, cheese, and whole-grain bread is phenomenal. This microgreen combination balances the sweetness and the bitterness to create interest, crunch, and an amazing flavor profile.
You can enjoy a delicious vegetarian sandwich with whole-grain bread, avocado, carrot microgreens, sweet peppers, hummus, cucumbers, and radish or arugula microgreens. Carrot microgreens and radish or arugula microgreens make a delightful combination since the carrot is slightly sweet and the radish/arugula is a bit spicy.
If you want a very fresh and tasty sandwich, then a great microgreen pairing is watercress microgreens with red cabbage microgreens. The watercress is very refreshing with a bitter, peppery, and sweet flavor profile. The red cabbage on the other hand is more earthy which balances the overall flavor while giving your sandwich a pop of purple/red.
The great thing about microgreens is that you can incorporate them into just about any meal of the day, including breakfast. A particularly delicious breakfast sandwich combination would include multigrain bread, fried eggs, tomato, cheese, broccoli microgreens, and kale microgreens. This microgreen combination is jam-packed with enough nutrition to ensure you start your day on the right foot.
Now that you understand some of the types of microgreens that can be combined to make a delicious sandwich, let's discuss the supplies that will help you make one of the best sandwiches you will ever eat.
A panini press will elevate your sandwich and add an additional layer of texture, flavor, and color to your sandwiches.
Hamilton Beach Electric Panini Press Grill with Locking Lid, Opens 180 Degrees for Any Sandwich Thickness, Nonstick 8" X 10" Grids, Red (25462Z)
- GREAT FOR PANINIS AND MORE: Use this Panini press to try savory sandwiches, quesadillas, and sweet fruit turnovers Use the lock top lid to warm personal pizzas or open-face sandwiches
- FLOATING LID: This hot sandwich maker features a cafe-style floating lid that evenly presses any size sandwich
- NO NEED TO FLIP: Nonstick top and bottom Panini press grids heat and brown the sandwich, giving you warm, crisp results
- GREEN MEANS GO: For best results, preheat sandwich maker 6 minutes before use Built-in ready light will turn green when the press is ready to cook your sandwich
- TOP LID LOCK: Lock Panini press lid to create an easy bruschetta or open-face sandwiches
Every kitchen needs a high-quality sandwich knife. A sandwich knife can be used to slice your bread, cut up ingredients, and even spread your condiments.
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- For the sandwich, bagel and burger connoisseur, the scalloped serrations, wide blade with rounded tip make this knife a truly valuable side kick in the ultimate sandwich prep, allowing you to perform every step efficiently. From finely sliced tomato, to evenly applying your favourite spread, to cleanly and effortlessly slicing through that crusty artisan bread and everything else in between, the Gladiator Series Ultimate Utility knife is the the multi-purpose tool your kitchen is missing.
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A chopping board is used to prepare the ingredients needed for a microgreen salad. Make sure you have separate cutting boards for your different needs. You need one for veggies and a separate one for raw meats.
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- ORGANIZATION OF STORAGE: The magical cutting board saves a lot of space on your counter top and kitchen and comes with 4 plastic organizer trays. allows you to simultaneously cut and slide your veggies, fruits, or meats into containers.
- DELIBERATE DESIGE: The bamboo cutting boards set will transform food preparation from household chores into fun and enjoyable activities. Bamboo boards are designed for left-handed and right-handed users, making the cutting process easier and faster.
- GENUINELY USEFUL: Cutting board comes with an integrated juice groove running along three edges to catch excess drippings and juices from spilling onto your counter or table.
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Sandwich & Meal Prep Containers
Meal prep containers are one of the most wonderful inventions in the kitchen. These containers allow you to store sandwiches as well as any extra microgreens or cut-up vegetables.
Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich and Meal Prep, 2 Pack Set | Stackable & Microwave Safe Lunch Containers | Assorted Colors, Green
- Modular meal prep containers snap together to save space and stay organized, and can be stacked to fit various lunch box shapes and sizes
- Blue Ice freezer packs snap directly to food containers, keeping lunch chilled when you're on the go
- Each container has a secure lid seal to prevent leaking and make transportation easier
- Freezer-, top-rack dishwasher-, and microwave-safe (without lid) for easy care; plastic containers are BPA-free and made with nontoxic plastic
- Lunches stay fresher longer thanks to multi-compartment construction; keep your sandwich separate from fruit, crackers, and other snacks in your lunch box
Microgreens are truly one of the best additions to any sandwich. They will not only enhance the flavor of your sandwich but drastically increase its overall nutrition. You can prepare a quick and healthy meal, no matter how much time you have available for meal prep.