The benefits of eating broccoli are many and eating broccoli is easy, but how to make broccoli microgreens? This little wonder is a great treat for young and old alike. It is a low calorie alternative to fruits and vegetables, especially in the summer time when fresh food can be scarce. It doesn’t require a lot of work to grow it either; often just watering and harvesting a few leaves at a time can do the job. Here are four great growing tips for how to make broccoli microgreens.
One tip for growing this green is to make sure it is picked before it becomes too woody. Too much wood means that the tiny sprouts won’t grow properly and will look more like tiny pencils. If it’s too hard or dry, the sprouts will never be able to develop properly. Microgreen broccoli comes in a variety of colors, so keep that in mind.
If you have trouble finding them, consider buying them from a farm. Some farmers sell them in summer, but not all. You can also buy them online. Look for well-rotted and dried broccoli. When picking out your microgreens, look for firm, dense leaves that are not waxy and that have no stringy bits.
If you’re going to plant broccoli in the garden, make sure it is in an area that receives indirect light from a window or other wide open space. This way, it will grow up instead of you having to plant it up in an area that gets direct sunlight. Choose a spot that has a nice view. Some prefer the bottom of a container because it is lower than other areas and offers a good spot to sit and look at the sprouts.
How to make broccoli is not difficult, but it does take time. It also takes some dedication. The younger broccoli plants you start off with, the faster they will grow. Wait until they reach about a foot tall before harvesting them.
When you get ready to harvest your broccoli, it’s a good idea to put them in a large pot and gently swirl them around. Avoid smacking the leaves. Once they are removed from the pot, you should rinse them thoroughly. Wipe them down to get any leftover dirt out and hang them to dry.
Once you know how to make broccoli microgreens, it’s easy to find them at your local produce department store. You can also order them online if you don’t live near one. You can also go to the local nursery and buy them that way. Many people do choose to buy them at a store because they are much cheaper there. But they are still relatively easy to make at home.
To keep your broccoli fresh and flavor for a few more days, it’s wise to air dry them. This is best done in the top portion of a cooler with a light mist setting. Or you can place them in the microwave for about a minute on the low setting, which will desiccate them. If you’re using them in a salad, this will help them retain a brighter color and fresher taste.
When you decide how to make broccoli microgreens, you should have no problem finding a recipe that appeals to you. There are many different versions of this treat floating around. Some are flavored just with vinegar while others have garlic or onion added. There is also a variation that includes coconut oil as a thickener which works well.
There is a close relative of broccoli called Neve which is sweeter than ordinary gourmet grocery-bought microgreens. However, there is a lot of difference between the two including nutritional value and availability. Neve is made from the root end of the red pepper plant and is a cross between red and green peppers. These can be found in the produce section of some supermarkets.
The other question you might have is how to make broccoli microgreens taste good. My suggestion is to season your bread as much as possible so as to preserve as much of the natural flavor as possible. I would suggest adding about one teaspoon of a spice blend like freshly chopped basil leaves, oregano, Cayenne, or thyme. You could also use anise seed, nutmeg, and garlic powder for extra complexity. This makes a delicious and flavorful treat for any occasion.