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Microwave Vegetables

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Ready In: 10 minutes
Serves: 3
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarianLow Sodium
This is a simple method for cooking vegetables, especially if you are short on time.

What you'll need

Cutting board
Sharp knife
Microwave-safe ceramic or glass bowl
Wax paper


Serves 3
3 cups Root Vegetables fresh or frozen or 3 cups Carrots or 3 cups Broccoli & Cauliflower or 3 cups Asparagus or 3 cups Leafy Greens or 3 cups Fresh Peas & Beans


1.Wash and trim fresh vegetables. Cut veggies in small, even pieces. Add to microwave-safe bowl. Frozen veggies can be placed directly into bowl.
2.Add 2 tbsp. water. No water is needed if you are steaming leafy greens that have just been washed.
3.Cover with wax paper with one corner folded up to allow steam to escape.
4.Cook for 3-5 minutes on HIGH. Check for doneness. *Time varies depending on strength of microwave. Cook only in ceramic or glass.
5.Remove vegetables from microwave. Let sit to finish steaming.

Chef's Tips

  • When steaming whole vegetables, like potatoes or squash, prick the skin with a fork to prevent bursting. Place on a towel while cooking.
  • Experiment with mixing vegetables, such as carrots and asparagus or green beans and broccoli.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00 cup

Serving Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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