A Vintage Serving Dish for A Fresh Steamed Veggie Mix

The new year is upon us, and for many this means a fresh start. A renewed focus on diet and exercise often tops the charts for what we will work on in the year ahead. I decided to kick off 2018 by sharing a quick and easy recipe for steamed veggies featured in a pretty vintage serving dish from our Audrey Would! Etsy shop.

Steamed vegetables are a great option for meal time and healthy living straight up. The flavours you get from the blend of vegetables as they steam are really delicious, and with a little dash of ground pepper and small pinch of coarse salt, they’re ready to serve.

Steamed Vegetable Recipe Audrey Would Vintage Home

Quick & Easy Steamed Vegetables

¾ cup white onion, chopped

¾ cup celery, chopped

¾ cup partially cooked carrots, chopped (save ¾ c cooking water)

½ red pepper, sliced

½ head orange cauliflower, broken into florets

Small handful snow peas, ends removed

Small handful green beans, ends removed

Small zucchini, chopped into chunky 1” pieces

Tbsp Butter

Salt & Pepper, to taste

  • Sautee chopped onions & celery in butter until lightly caramelized
  • Add carrots and cooking water
  • Add remaining vegetables
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Cook uncovered, stirring periodically until the liquid is gone

Prep time 30 minutes / Makes enough for 4

Fresh Steamed Vegetables

Steamed Vegetables in a Skillet

To mix things up we sometimes add a splash of lemon juice or white wine, and maybe even par-cook the carrots in chicken stock – it just depends. If you have the basics to work with, the possibilities are endless.

Serve in a Fabulous Vintage Dish

If you have a fabulous vintage serving dish, it adds the final touch. Choose a clear glass bowl and the colour of the veggies will pop!

Pressed Glass Vintage Serving Bowl Chrome Base

Steamed Vegetables in a Vintage Serving Bowl

Why order take-out when you can whip up a quick, healthy mix like this, and especially when you know your take-out will never come in a beautiful vintage bowl like this!

Do you have a favourite vintage serving bowl for easy recipes like this? I’d love for you to take a photo and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #audreywouldvintagehome

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