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Garlic Marinated Vegetables In a Flash

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Early spring is my favorite time of year to hit my local farmer's market. The air is fresh, the sun is out, and everyone just seems to have a spring in his or her steps. But it's also the time of year when veggies like zucchinis, spring peas, cauliflower and more are at their peak.

But just the pure beauty of these vegetables is not enough to get my family to eat them. I have to make sure they are as flavorful as possible. That's why I've started marinating my veggies before baking or sautéing them.

I use my handy garlic press to quick chop garlic cloves to add to my mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. In no time flat I have a nice marinade. Sometimes I will even use a bit of Dijon mustard for an added kick.

For a quick seal of flavor, I put the veggies into a freezer bag and pour the marinade over them. I toss it all together and let it sit for an hour before cooking. And there you have it, delicious veggies fit for the entire family.

Moms, what are your favorite ways to cook an easy and fast veggie side?  

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by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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arpazia
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 8:55 AM
Sounds good, I may need to try this.
Boil or bake and salt and pepper for quick days:)
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goddess99
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 9:09 AM

I usually steam veggies or roast them.

MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Yummy my SO would love that!

Rushn311
by Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 9:32 AM

I steam mine always

copperswifey
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 9:37 AM

That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

I actually don't do too much to my veggies. I like them all raw or steamed. I do love to marinade my mushrooms in some teriyaki sauce, wine and garlic :)

GwenMB
by Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 9:46 AM

My boys will eat the frozen mixed veggies with no trouble, so I just do that.  Really easy, they get their veggies, and no added calories from a marinade (I don't need more calories).

ceciliam
by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM

I usually steam vegetables and then add a bit of olive oil, garlic and sea salt.

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:27 AM

I usually steam our veggies.

Sisteract
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Refreshing. I am going to try this.

aneela
by Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

boil....or even stir fry sometimes too

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