In the Kitchen, a vibrant farm blog series

In the Kitchen: 'Sunny Caesar and Microgreen Salad'

Sunny Caesar & Microgreen Salad

This recipe is one of our all time favorites. In fact, I always double this recipe because it's so good and actually has me craving salads. Yes, craving salads! It's a salad dressing that is much like a caesar, with the garlic and capers bringing out the spice and aromas, and the sunflower seeds bringing the earthy nutty flavors. 

We eat a lot of microgreens! This dressing is perfect for a microgreen salad featuring a base of Power Shoots (there's that sunflower again!) and sprinkled with amaranth and broccoli micros. De-lish!

 

SUNNY CAESAR DRESSING
MAKES 3/4 CUP
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon or whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tsp capers
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3-4 Tbsp water, to thin

1. Blend all ingredients except the water in a food processor or with an immersion blender until creamy and smooth.

2. If you want the dressing a little thinner, gradually add water until the dressing reaches the consistency you like. 

3. Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

 

MICROGREEN SALAD
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 1 MINUTE

  • 1 5oz bag Vibrant Farm Power Shoots
  • pinch of Amaranth Microgreens
  • pinch of Broccoli Microgreens

1. Coarsely chop Power Shoots and plate up

2. Add a dollop of Sunny Caesar

3. Sprinkle Amaranth and Broccoli micros to your preference

 
Sunny Caesar Dressing adapted from Farmer Meghan's favorite cookbook: The Living Kitchen

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