Steamed Vegetables Recipe

This simple and healthy steamed vegetable dish features a mix of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Seasoned with just a bit of salt and pepper, it makes for a nutritious side dish or a light meal.


  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


1. Prepare the Vegetables:

  1. Wash and Cut: Wash the broccoli and cauliflower florets. Peel and slice the carrots into thin rounds.

2. Steam the Vegetables:

  1. Set Up Steamer: Fill a pot with a couple of inches of water and bring it to a boil. Place a steamer basket over the pot.
  2. Add Vegetables: Add the broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot slices to the steamer basket.
  3. Cover and Steam: Cover the pot and steam the vegetables for about 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender but still crisp. Be careful not to overcook them to maintain their nutrients and texture.

3. Season and Serve:

  1. Transfer to a Bowl: Once steamed, transfer the vegetables to a serving bowl.
  2. Season: Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste. Toss gently to combine.
  3. Serve Immediately: Serve immediately while the vegetables are warm.


  • Variation: Add other vegetables like green beans, snap peas, or bell peppers for variety.
  • Flavor Enhancements: For extra flavor, drizzle the vegetables with a little olive oil, lemon juice, or balsamic vinegar before serving.
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently before serving.

Benefits of This Recipe:

  • Low in Calories: Steamed vegetables are low in calories, making them a great option for weight management.
  • High in Nutrients: Broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber and antioxidants.
  • Hydrating: The high water content in these vegetables helps keep you hydrated.
  • Digestive Health: The fiber in the vegetables supports healthy digestion and regularity.

Nutritive Value (Approximate per Serving):

  • Calories: 70 kcal
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 0.5g
    • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
    • Dietary Fiber: 5g
    • Sugars: 5g
  • Vitamins and Minerals:
    • Vitamin A: 150% of the Daily Value (DV)
    • Vitamin C: 120% of the DV
    • Calcium: 5% of the DV
    • Iron: 6% of the DV

Enjoy this simple and delicious steamed vegetable dish as part of a balanced diet!

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