5. Add Cheese, Oil, Or A Sweet Glaze To Veggies
The flavours you add to your veggies can take them from blah and brilliant but it doesn’t just stop with herbs and spices, as you can increase the complexity of your dishes in a number of ways. Cheese is a superb accompaniment to veg, as it makes nearly everything taste better – just sprinkle some grated parmesan or cheddar over cooked broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips or potatoes then melt, for a gooey, utterly irresistible snack that everyone will want to wolf down.
Cheese is also great for stuffing vegetables like tomatoes, aubergines, or zucchini – and for this it’s best to use crumbly feta, creamy ricotta or melty mozzarella. Served up this way, you can elevate your veggies into a satisfying snack that’s basically a meal all on its own.
As for oils, there are multiple choices at your fingertips from all-purpose olive to healthful hemp- but to up the ante even more, why not try adding some herbs and spices as well? You can make an oil infusion by adding rosemary, basil, or oregano, then mixing in some zingy lemon or lime, plus a dash of garlic, for an oil blend that goes over and above.
Some vegetables have a bitter tang to them like turnips and parsnips and this is what puts many of us off – especially children. Drizzling a zesty splash of citrus over already cooked veg is a great way to liven up the flavour and by doing this, you’ll be helping to balance out the bitter twang too.
You can also remedy earthy flavours by drizzling veg in a sweet glaze once they’ve been cooked – just blend some balsamic vinegar with some honey and pour over your vegetables, for a caramelised flavour that even the fussiest veg-refusers are sure to adore!