How To Cook 10 Different Vegetables For The Best Flavor
Whether you’re trying to eat healthier or just want some simple side dishes, fresh vegetables are a great option. But, we get it, veggies can get boring, so we’ve got you covered with creative ways to cook 10 different vegetables.
- Beets: Roast the entire beet on a grill or in an oven. Let the veggies cool, peel and drizzle with olive oil and salt.
- Bell Peppers: Slice the stem off peppers and scrape out the seeds and ribs Slice peppers length wise and pan fry with olive oil. Roast the peppers in the oven for a different texture.
- Broccoli: Pan fry fresh broccoli with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and a tablespoon of oil.
- Brussels Sprouts: No need to avoid Brussels sprouts anymore! Slice each one in half and spread them across a cooking pan. Sprinkle with olive oil, parmesan cheese and garlic. Roast for 20 minutes and enjoy.
- Cabbage: Don’t boil cabbage. Slice it, pan fry, or sauté in olive or sesame oil with a tablespoon of butter.
- Carrots: Skip the canned carrots and chop up a few fresh sticks. Cut thin, circular pieces and cook them on the stovetop in a tablespoon of oil, ¼ cup water, and one tablespoon of sugar. This carrot recipe is great with spicy or bar-b-que chicken. Roasted carrots are also an easy side dish – slice, season, and bake on 350° for about 20 minutes.
- Eggplant: Eggplant is the perfect veggie to season and put on the grill. If it’s not cookout season, wash the eggplant and sauté on the stovetop.
- Spaghetti Squash: Split the squash and spoon out the seeds. Lather the squash with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 30 to 45 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
- Tomatoes: A charcoal grill is a great way to get flavor-rich tomatoes. Slice tomatoes in half, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill for five minutes and flip.
- Zucchini: Sautéed zucchini is a great side dish or pairs perfectly with squash. Slice and toss in a skillet with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Take the pan off heat before zucchini becomes soft.
If you need inspiration for your next meal, head to our Pawleys Island restaurant and try the Beet Carpaccio or Crab Slaw. Our fresh veggies blended with quality seafood is the perfect lunch and pair it with the perfect glass of wine from our extensive list.