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Creating Flavorful Dishes with Frozen Veggies


When thinking of frozen veggies does bland, boring or flavorless come to mind? If so, it’s time to change those thoughts by changing the way you prepare them!

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Creating Flavorful Dishes with Frozen Veggies

Creating Flavorful Dishes with Frozen Veggies

When thinking of frozen veggies does bland, boring or flavorless come to mind? If so, it’s time to change those thoughts by changing the way you prepare them! Here are three different ways to create flavorful dishes with frozen veggies.

Steam!

To retain the flavor and nutrients, start by changing how you cook frozen veggies. Skip boiling and try steaming them using a steamer basket or if time is limited, steam in the microwave. If you have a little more time, sautéing veggies in olive oil and garlic helps to keep some crunch and flavor to your veggies. If adding frozen veggies to a stir-fry, pasta or casserole, avoid cooking before adding to a recipe, otherwise they will become mushy.

Spice it up!

To add more exciting flavor than salt and pepper to your cooked veggies, try topping them with red pepper flakes. Dried herbs like oregano or rosemary, as well as hummus, pesto, guacamole or sliced avocado add extra flavor too.

Mix it up!

Mixing fresh with frozen produce gives you the best of both worlds. Choose frozen for the veggies that aren’t in peak season or are time-consuming to prep. Butternut Squash & Figs or Chicken Tortilla Soup anyone?

For more frozen veggie flavor inspiration, check out the Savory Recipe Center!