Blanched Vegetables Back to Basic's

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins

So simple and very quick to blanch Asparagus, Broccoli, to Cauliflower. Do this prep for an quick put together meal when dinner are ready to eat. Season how you taste buds would enjoy! No mushy veggies here, just crisp vibrate ones.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim vegetables by removing tough skin and chopping into bite size pieces.
  2. Keep stem separate form tender heads.
  3. In a large pot of salted boiling water add the thick stems for 1 minute then add the more tender tops of the vegetable and cook for 1 minutes. Remove and add to water bath to chill and stop the cooking.
  4. Save for when you want to get the meal finalized. Or add right to a pan with butter, oil, garlic, nuts what suits your fancy stir fry for 1-2 minutes, seasoning with seasoned salt and enjoy.
Most Helpful

Great recipe! Fool proof! I will be using this a lot going forward. Thanks, Rita! Made for Veggie May 2010 Recipe Swap.

mersaydees July 11, 2010

So quick and so easy! I put my broccoli in the boiling water for 1 minute, drained it, and threw it into the skillet with some smart balance/olive oil and garlic. Delicious! Fabulous color too! Thanks for sharing.

breezermom March 13, 2010