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Steamed Vegetables With Garlic-Lemon Sauce

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Ingredients
  Sliced carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sliced yellow summer squash 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Broccoli florets 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Green beans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  Sliced red potatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a steamer.
Place carrots, yellow summer squash, and broccoli in a steamer basket or colander and steam, covered, for 8 minutes, or until just tender.
Remove from steamer and set aside.
Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in steamer.
Place green beans and potatoes in a steamer basket or colander, cover, and steam for 10 minutes or until just tender.
While beans and potatoes are steaming, place garlic, lemon juice, and pepper in a saucepan and simmer for 8 minutes.
Combine beans and potatoes with other vegetables and toss with garlic-lemon sauce.
Note: To save time, you can use your microwave to steam some of the vegetables while you are steaming the rest on your stovetop.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Steamed
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy

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shantihhh's picture
I also love a veggie steamer, especially the bamboo ones. I usually add some chiles or white pepper or long peppers crushed. The bamboo gives a nice fragrance to veggies. Yesterday we made steamed bok choy, sugar snap peas and brocolli w/garlic, lemon zest and long pepper-so yummy!