This Microgreens Salad recipe is easy and super nutritious. The microgreens get paired with sliced radishes and a light and flavorful lemon vinaigrette. This salad takes only 10 minutes to make.

Microgreens with radish salad on a white plate.

Microgreens are a special kind of salad green that are very small in size, but big on flavor.

They are grown in a controlled environment and harvested when they are just a few inches tall. This makes them much more flavorful than traditional salad greens that come from a mature plant.

Learn about the best microgreens to eat and grow.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Microgreens have a lot of flavor and nutrients. You can grow your own or buy them at most grocery stores. There are all kinds of different microgreens to choose from!
  • Homemade salad dressing has more flavor than anything you can buy.
  • You can prep the salad ahead and toss with dressing when ready to serve. Take it to your next potluck or gathering to introduce your friends to this yummy micro green salad recipe.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients for micro greens salad in small bowls on a white surface.

Microgreens contain much more flavor than other salad greens, making this a delicious salad. You can use any type of microgreens in this salad, including broccoli microgreens, pea shoots, sunflower sprouts, or salad microgreens.

Sprouts are technically different than microgreens, but any combination of tender leafy greens or microgreens mix will work! I like to get them fresh from local farmer’s markets.

Radishes add a nice peppery bite to the plate. Feel free to swap them with cherry tomatoes.

Fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil create a lightly flavored dressing to complement the greens. You can also use lime juice, red wine vinegar, or balsamic vinegar, if you prefer.

Honey adds just the right level of sweetness to contrast the lemon and radish. Feel free to use maple syrup instead of honey, if you prefer.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine the fresh microgreens and radishes in a large bowl.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Use a small bowl, glass measuring cup, or jar to whisk or shake the dressing ingredients.

Process collage of how to create a micro green salad with homemade dressing.

Step Three

Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Microgreens with radish salad on a white plate.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • This recipe can easily be doubled to make more servings.
  • If you want to prep this salad ahead of time, wait to toss the dressing with the microgreens just before serving.
  • If you love the flavor of lemon, feel free to zest the lemon before juicing it and add the lemon zest to the salad.
  • Feel free to add a cook lean protein or garbanzo beans for plant-strong diets. The beans will add a little protein and even more texture to the salad ingredients.
  • Store any leftovers in a covered airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this salad ahead?

Salad is always best served immediately after tossing. If you want to save time at dinner, feel free to mix up the greens in a bowl and the dressing in a jar and place both in the fridge. Toss just before serving.

Is this recipe vegan?

I show honey in my photos and I love the taste it brings to the salad. If you are vegan, you can substitute maple syrup for the honey for a slightly different taste.

A fork lifting up a bite of micro greens salad from a plate.

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Microgreens with radish salad on a white plate.

Microgreens Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This Microgreens Salad recipe is easy and super nutritious. The microgreens get paired with sliced radishes and a light and flavorful lemon vinaigrette. This salad takes only 10 minutes to make.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1.75ounce box of microgreens (about 2 cups)
  • 2 small red radishes, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice (from about 1/4 of a lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the microgreens and sliced radishes.
  2. Then, in a small bowl or jar, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, honey or maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Shake or whisk to combine.
  3. Pour the dressing over the microgreens and gently toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. This recipe can easily be doubled to make more servings.
  2. If you want to prep this salad ahead of time, wait to toss the dressing with the microgreens just before serving.
  3. If you love the flavor of lemon, feel free to zest the lemon before juicing it and add the lemon zest to the salad.
  4. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Keywords: microgreens, homemade salad dressing, tossed salad

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