10 Recipes For Great Veggies In Under 10 Minutes

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    Steam Sauteed Asparagus with Ginger

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    Steam Sautéed Asparagus with Ginger is a light, fragrant, Asian inspired side is redolent with ginger, toasted sesame and a touch of garlic. Asparagus is slightly bitter and pungent, and is a diuretic vegetable. It is excellent for the kidneys and for cleansing the arteries and blood vessels.

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  • 02 of 10

    Sauteed Broccolini With Garlic and Olive Oil

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    This quick and delicious recipe for Sautéed Broccolini with Garlic and Olive Oil is great as a side for almost any sort of entree, as well as dropped into a macro bowl for lunch or dinner. Broccolini are a hybrid of two vegetables: broccoli and the Asian vegetable kai lin. The long slender stalks are completely edible and quite tender, and can be cooked ahead and served room temperature.

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  • 03 of 10

    Pan Roasted Padron or Shishito Peppers With Olive Oil and Sea Salt

    Padron Peppers
    Padron Peppers. Jen Hoy

    Sometimes less is more, and it couldn't be more true for this recipe for Pan Roasted Padron or Shishito Peppers. Just three ingredients (the peppers, good olive oil and sea salt) make a spectacularly delicious tapas appetizer that will have them coming back of more. These heirloom peppers have a complex flavor that is a combination of sweet and nutty, peppery and only very occasionally spicy (you might find one in 10 that is piccante). These little gems make a wonderful appetizer either on...MORE their own or served with good olives, sheep cheese and a glass of wine. Leave the stems on to serve as little handles to pick the peppers up.

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  • 04 of 10

    Sautéed Broccoli with Shallots, Garlic and Lemon

    Broccoli Heart
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    Sautéed Broccoli with Shallots, Garlic and Lemon is a surprisingly quick side that is really satisfying. Besides being a heart healthy anti-cancer food, broccoli is an abundant source of fiber, vitamins A, C, K and the B-complex. Keep in mind that microwaving and boiling destroy these heat sensitive nutrients, while a quick steam saute like this one preserves their vital composition. This easy side dish is made with shallots, garlic, and a touch of lemon, and is ready in just 5 minutes.

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  • 05 of 10

    White Beans and Kale with a Broth Reduction

    White Beans and Kale
    White Beans and Kale. Jen Hoy

    This recipe for White Beans and Kale with a Broth Reduction means dinner can be ready in ten minutes! This quick and easy one pot meal is good year round and offers plenty of room for variations. The greens support cleansing for the lymph system and liver, and are blood building and provide a great overall tonic for the digestive system as well with their abundant plant fiber. You can also try mixing the kale with other greens, such as mustard, dandelion, arugula, or turnip greens. Or substitute...MORE broccoli rabe, spinach, baby kale or baby collards. White beans make a perfect backdrop for any of the dark leafy green vegetables. Savory Sautéed Kale is another option without beans, and is a simple, tasty way to get your greens with minimal effort and maximum benefit.

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  • 06 of 10

    Summer Vegetable Stir Fry

    Stir Fry
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    This Summer Vegetable Stir Fry is ready in about 5 minutes, and is a great way to use a variety of produce. It's a light, simple stir-fry recipe with a minimum of fuss and lots of flavor. Ginger, garlic, sesame oil and a bit of tamari create the backdrop for whatever veggies you want to use.

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  • 07 of 10

    Steam Sautéed Summer Squash with Sweet Herbs

    Squash and Blossom
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    Steam Sautéed Summer Squash with Sweet Herbs is a fast, light, fragrant dish that complements richer or earthier foods beautifully, and can also be integrated into a simple vegetarian meal. Use any variety of green or yellow squash for this dish.

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  • 08 of 10

    Zucchini "Spaghetti" With Coriander, Garlic, Pine Nuts and Lemon

    Raw Spaghetti
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    Zucchini "Spaghetti" With Coriander, Garlic, Pine Nuts and Lemon is a wonderful way to use a surplus of squash. Zucchini "noodles" are quickly tossed with a light sauté of ground coriander seed, pine nuts, garlic, fresh thyme and then spritzed with lemon juice just before serving. It's one of my go-to substitutes for pasta, but it's also delicious tossed with semolina spaghetti. Parmesan cheese is an optional player in finishing this dish, and serves to give it more body...MORE and another layer of flavor. You have two options here: eat them warmed through but still essentially raw, or give them a quick sauté. either way they're delicious!

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  • 09 of 10

    Green Beans with Carrots, Shallots and Mint

    Haricots Verts
    Haricots Verts. Jen Hoy

    Green Beans with Carrots, Shallots and Mint are an easy side that can be integrated into a salad platter or served on their own. If you're not a lover of mint, dill and thyme are both excellent substitutes. Another easy recipe is Pesto Beans, pole beans tossed with basil, garlic and pine nuts.

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  • 10 of 10

    Steam Sautéed Cauliflower

    Romanesco Cauliflower
    Cauliflower. Karen Luchesi

    Steam Sautéed Cauliflower gives a sweet, rich flavor to an often under-rated member of the cabbage family. It is prepared with shallots and fresh herbs, and takes only minutes to make. Cauliflower is rich in vitamins C and K, folate (great for pregnant women), and potassium. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber, and nourishes the lungs. Recent studies have suggested that cauliflower is also a potent anti-cancer food.