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How to Boil Vegetables

How to Boil Vegetables


Some vegetables must be cooked to be enjoyed while others simply benefit tremendously from it. Boiling is a safe and fool-proof way to soften and intensify the flavor of many vegetables.  

🧂 Ingredients & Equipment:

  • Vegetable(s) of your choice 

✔️ Instructions: 

  1. Boil water in a pot large enough to hold your chosen vegetabe

  2. Season water & add vegetable 

  3. Remove from cooking water when a sharp knife can steadily pierce the densest part evenly  

📝  Notes, Tips, Tricks

  • This vegetable Cooking chart provides guidance on timing 

  • A bowl of boiled vegetables can make a lovely light meal or snack with the right toppings & a side of toast or soup. 

  • Popular toppings include: butter, olive oil, herbs, cheese, lemon zest, garlic, nuts, salad dressing. 

  • For next level vegetable boiling, try seasoning the water with herbs (e.g., parsley, thyme, dill) or other tasty items (e.g., garlic, ginger, lemon)  

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