Steamed Vegetables with a Vegan Herbed Butter Sauce

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Kick up the flavor of your steamed vegetables with this vegan herbed butter sauce! Watch the video and see how I steam my veggies without a steamer.

Steamed Vegetables with a Vegan Herbed Butter Sauce

Vegetables

1 bunch or 3 crowns broccoli, cut into florets
1 large carrot, julienned or thinly sliced or half of a 10oz bag of matchstick carrots
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

Sauce

1/4 cup vegan margarine or olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
¼ teaspoon black pepper
⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

  1. Pour salt, oregano, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, black pepper and crushed red pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Melt margarine or heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Once it’s simmering, add the spices and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  4. Stir in lemon juice.
  5. Remove from the heat.

Option 1 - If you don’t have a steamer basket

  1. Heat 1 cup of water in a skillet on medium-high until boiling.
  2. Add the vegetables, stir them once and steam them for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain vegetables in a colander, transfer them to a large bowl and pour the sauce over them.
  4. Toss to coat thoroughly.

Option 2 - If you have a steamer basket

  1. Steam the vegetables until crisp tender in a steamer basket.
  2. Transfer them to a large bowl and pour the sauce over them.
  3. Toss to coat thoroughly.