How to Flavor Vegetables

Plain vegetables taste great with just a little salt and pepper, but over time that gets dull. Adding a sprinkle of seasoning, fresh or dried herbs, or a couple of teaspoons of a favorite sauce can enliven even the old standbys. Other crowd-pleasers: a slice of chopped pancetta or some bacon bits. Or try these other delicious combos:

Very thinly sliced zucchini + fresh lemon juice

Cauliflower + pesto, chives, coriander, sage, or turmeric

Broccoli + panko breadcrumbs or tumeric

Bell peppers + basil or rosemary

Peas + parsley

Spinach + nutmeg or tarragon

Sweet potatoes + allspice, cinnamon, or nutmeg

Corn + basil

Carrots + allspice, cloves, or ginger

Cucumbers + dill + rice-wine vinegar

Green beans + sesame seeds + teriyaki sauce

Plus: 9 Ways to Save on Food Without Sacrificing on Taste

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