Herbed Vegetables

 

Herbed Vegetables

USDA SNAP-ed
Vegetable side dishes don’t need to be complicated to be delicious or healthy. Pantry staples such as canned vegetables can be combined with herbs and savory vegetables for a delicious twist on plain canned veggies.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish, Veggie Side-Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can (16 ounces) mixed vegetables
  • 1/4 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Wipe off top of vegetable can. Drain vegetables, saving two tablespoons of liquid.
  • Chop onion; peel and mince garlic. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until melted. Add chopped onion, garlic and Italian seasoning. Cook until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the drained vegetables and reserved liquid. Cook and stir until heated through.

Notes

Smart Shopping Tips
  • Look for low sodium varieties of canned vegetables. If low sodium cans are not available, drain and rinse vegetables to reduce sodium (salt) by half.
  • Store brands of canned vegetables and fruits are cheaper than commercial brands and are the same quality.
  • Select cans that are not dented or damaged.
 
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Experiment with fresh herbs such as basil and parsley. Stir in fresh herbs at the end of cooking. If using dry herbs, add them at the beginning of cooking.
  • Add some chopped red pepper for color and extra flavor.
  • If you prefer spicy vegetables, add half of a minced jalapeño pepper.