Monday, April 12, 2010

The ultimate microgreen salad

Last year I wrote about my difficulties with thinning plants out effectively. I know, ridiculous. I'm issue-ridden over sprouts. But there it is. My friend, BE, sympathized and told me that she leaves hers on the lawn for the rabbits. But being in an apartment complex, we don't have a whole slew of rabbits — or lawn for that matter. This year, I vowed to harden myself and yank away at the little buggers. Then it came time and I waffled. So I came up with a better plan: we would have the world's microest of microgreen salads. I felt much better about pulling them out knowing they would be eaten, even though I knew all along that I was giving the other little plants a better chance of growing up to be big and tall and healthy. Parsley, cilantro, dill, spinach, radish and wee little lettuce sproutlets — roots and all, with a couple rings of scallions thrown in for good measure. No dressing required. I highly recommend it.


  1. GREAT idea! The tiny salad is born. Our bunny finally appeared Monday afternoon- it is usually here by Easter- but then we were in Brooklyn- so who knows- it was happily eating clover and the pretty violas scattered over the lawn. I haven't even turned over the garden yet. We had that horrible rain storm two weeks ago. But I have lettuce volunteers popping up in pots on the deck. xoxoBE

  2. Totally great idea. Hats off to you for a delishious compromise.