Inventory, 4 oz : 2.00
This item was last sold on : 09/25/23
Micro Dill is small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length, and has slender, oval to lanceolate-shaped leaves with thin, wispy greens stems. The green leaves are smooth, delicate, and elongated with a feathery, light-weight appearance. The leaves also have straight, even edges that taper to a rounded tip. Micro Dill is aromatic with a faint grassy scent. When consumed fresh, the leaves have a mild, citrusy, and herbal flavor with sweet-tangy notes of anise, celery, carrots, and cilantro.
Micro Dill is available year-round.
Micro Dill is a tiny, edible leaf that is a part of a line of specialty greens grown by Fresh Origins Farm, the leading national producer of both common and unique microgreens, located in San Diego, California. Harvested approximately 14-25 days after sowing, Micro Dill is favored by chefs as a garnish to add a feathery texture and a fresh, herbal flavor into savory dishes.
Micro Dill contains some iron, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, copper, vitamins A and C, potassium, and magnesium.
Micro Dill is best suited for raw applications as its delicate nature cannot withstand high heat preparations. The leaves are most commonly used as a garnish over seafood dishes, potatoes, eggs, rice, poultry dishes, grain bowls, and creamed spinach. The greens can also be layered in sandwiches, tossed into salads, sprinkled over soups and stews, or blended into sauces. In addition to being used as a garnish, Micro Dill can be used as a fresh flavor to enhance pickled preparations and are topped over salt and vinegar cucumbers. Micro Dill pairs well with peppers, cucumbers, celery, zucchini, fennel, corn, carrots, squash, tomatoes, red onions, olives, and feta. The greens will keep 5-7 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator.
In the United States, a shift towards plant-based eating has created a new style of vegan cooking known as “vegan comfort food.” This cooking style is recreating decadent dishes using plant-based ingredients to change the way consumers view vegan dining. In 2019, many vegan restaurants have been established throughout the United States that serve vegan burgers, chili cheese fries, wings, spaghetti and beet balls, and even “chicken” and waffles. Along with these indulgent recreations, microgreens such as Micro Dill are being used in the recipes to elevate the dining experience. One of the major trends has been vegan seafood, and Micro Dill is used as a fresh, edible garnish on vegan seafood dishes along with lemon juice and seaweed to create authentic, flavorful dishes. This flavor partnership is also creating a memorable dining experience using natural and sustainable ingredients.
Micro Dill was created by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California in the 1990s-2000s as a part of the growing microgreen trend. Today Micro Dill can be found at select distributors of Fresh Origins, such as Specialty Produce, and is available across the United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Continental Catering Inc||La Mesa CA||907-738-9264|
|Miho||San Diego CA||619-365-5655|