Microgreens and Sprout Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Microgreens and Sprout Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing


The trick to dressing microgreens and sprouts is finding a sauce that will stick to the delicate tendrils without weighing them down. Here, we’ve chosen a sweet-and-spicy combination that’s thickened with puréed raw carrots. Toss the salad with the dressing right before serving for optimal flavor and texture. Extra sauce will keep two weeks in the fridge.

  • 8Servings


Carrot-Ginger Dressing

  • 4 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced (1/3 cup)
  • 3 quarter-sized coins/rounds peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbs. fresh orange juice
  • 11/2 tsp. gluten-free tamari sauce


  • 4 cups microgreens
  • 2 cups pea shoots
  • 2 cups alfalfa or other small sprouts
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes (8 radishes)
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped nuts, optional


1 To make Carrot-Ginger Dressing: Place green onions, carrot, and ginger in bowl of mini food processor, and pulse until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients, and pulse until thick sauce forms. Season with salt and pepper, if desired; set aside.

2 To make Salad: Toss together microgreens, pea shoots, and sprouts in medium bowl, pulling apart any clumps of greens or sprouts. Add Carrot-Ginger Dressing, and toss to coat. Divide among 8 serving plates, and sprinkle with nuts, if using. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 110
  • Carbohydrate Content: 5 g
  • Fat Content: 10 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 74 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g