Saturday, October 5, 2013

Suggested Vegetable Seasonings, Flavorings, and Combinations


Choosing fresh seasonal vegetables is great especially when they are from your local farmer but what seasonings, flavorings or combinations go well with the them?
Well here is a short list of what you can use to make the vegetable taste YUMMY!!!

  • Asparagus-- Lemon juice, brown butter, mustard sauce, Parmesan cheese; hard-cooked egg, peas, artichokes, mushrooms 
  • Beans, green-- Dill, basil, tarragon, oregano, garlic, brown butter, soy sauce; almonds, sesame seed, onion, tomato, celery, mushrooms, bacon 
  • Beans, Lima-- Oregano, sage, thyme, sour cream, cheddar cheese; corn, peas, onions, mushrooms, pimiento, bacon
  • Beets-- Lemon, allspice, caraway, cloves, dill, ginger, horseradish, bay leaf, orange, sour cream, onion
  • Broccoli-- Lemon, mustard sauce, almonds, buttered and toasted bread crumbs, hard-cooked egg
  • Brussels sprouts-- Caraway, dill, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, chestnuts
  • Cabbage-- Caraway, celery seed, dill, mustard, nutmeg, garlic; bacon, ham, carrots, onion
  • Carrots-- Parsley, dill, fennel, tarragon, ginger, nutmeg, bay leaves, caraway, mint, orange; celery, peas, zucchini
  • Cauliflower-- Dill, nutmeg, mustard, curry, cheese, tomato sauce; hard-cooked egg, peas, almonds
  • Celery-- Parsley, tarragon, onion, green or red pepper, potatoes
  • Corn-- Chili powder, mild cheddar or jack cheese, tomato, bacon, Lima beans
  • Cucumber-- Dill, garlic, mint, tarragon; peas 
  • Eggplant-- Garlic, marjoram, oregano, parsley, Parmesan cheese; tomato, chopped walnuts
  • Mushrooms-- Nutmeg, parsley, lemon, paprika, dill, sherry, Parmesan cheese, cayenne, heavy cream; peas, spinach, artichokes, green beans
  • Okra-- Garlic, coriander, sage; tomatoes, corn
  • Onions-- Nutmeg, sage, thyme, cheese sauce, sour cream; peas
  • Peas-- Mint, basil, dill, sage; mushrooms, pearl onions, turnips, potatoes, carrots, water chestnuts, Jerusalem artichokes
  • Spinach-- Nutmeg, garlic, heavy cream; mushrooms, hard-cooked egg, cheese
  • Squash, summer-- Cumin, basil, oregano, mustard seed, rosemary, garlic, Parmesan cheese, parsley; tomato, carrots (with zucchini), onion, (including zucchini) almonds, walnuts
  • Squash, winter-- Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, ginger; apples, bacon, pecans
  • Sweet potatoes-- Allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, brandy, orange; almonds, apples, bananas
  • Tomatoes-- Basil, bay leaf, garlic, celery seed, oregano, thyme, rosemary, chili powder; peppers, black olives
  • Turnips-- Parsley, chives, nutmeg; mushrooms, potatoes, peas