How to Flavor Vegetables

Learn how to pair vegetables with the right spices to bring out their best flavor.

from Best You Instant Health Answers

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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