Unlock the potential of frozen California blend vegetables with our flavorful and simple-to-follow recipe. Whether you’re roasting, sautéing, or steaming, our guide ensures perfect, tasty results every time.
This recipe is a celebration of simplicity, where each ingredient shines through. The medley of broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower – coated with a delicate layer of olive oil, garlic, and seasonings – is a sensory delight. As they roast to perfection, these vegetables transform into tender, flavorful morsels with a hint of caramelization. For those who enjoy a tangy twist, a drizzle of lemon juice and a sprinkle of zest can add an extra dimension. And if you’re a fan of cheesy goodness, the optional sprinkle of Parmesan adds a comforting warmth to the dish.
Alternative Cooking Methods
Looking for a change of pace with your cooking methods? While roasting is our star technique, here are four other quick and easy ways to bring your veggies to life.
Steaming: Place veggies in a steam basket over a pot of boiling water. Cover the pot and let it steam for about 5 minutes or until tender to your preference. Be careful not to overcook it to avoid mushiness. Your veggies are now ready to be seasoned and enjoyed!
Microwaving: Arrange the veggies in a microwave-safe dish, add a splash of water, and cover. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring halfway through for even cooking. Season as desired and serve warm.
Sautéing: Heat a pan over medium heat and add a bit of oil. Add your veggies and stir frequently for about 10 minutes until they’re golden brown and tender. A touch of your favorite spices can add a delightful twist.
Air Frying: Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss your veggies in a bit of oil and your chosen seasonings. Arrange in a single layer in the fryer basket, then cook for 10-12 minutes until crispy, shaking the basket halfway through.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use fresh vegetables instead of frozen?
Absolutely! Fresh vegetables work just as well in this recipe. Just remember to cut them into bite-sized pieces and reduce the cooking time by about 3-5 minutes.
What can I substitute for olive oil?
You can substitute olive oil with other cooking oils like avocado oil, canola oil, or even coconut oil for a different flavor profile.
Can I add other vegetables to this blend?
Of course! Carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower are a standard California blend, but feel free to experiment with adding other veggies like bell peppers, zucchini, or even Brussels sprouts. Cooking times may vary.