It’s common knowledge that eating vegetables regularly contributes towards a healthy lifestyle as they are packed with essential minerals and vitamins. But why don’t we eat them as often as we should? One of the central answers to this question is their taste – yes, you read that right! Although some vegetables are appetizing when eaten raw and cooked, we’re always searching for new ways to excite our taste buds as humans and eat delicious vegetables .
At NRTC Fresh, we provide fresh fruits and fresh vegetables delivery in Dubai and other emirates, so you don’t have to worry about long queues at the supermarket. With a platform that enables you to purchase from an online vegetable market and fruit market, eating healthy is simplified. But even then, the question arises – how can we make vegetables taste better for everyone?
Here are 5 tips to help you cook up delicious vegetables and enjoy them in all their glory!
Buy In-Season Produce :
Buying the right veggies at the right time can make a lot of difference. Buying in-season produce means that you’re getting the freshest produce available at that time which tends to have a more natural flavour and taste better. What’s more? In-season produce is usually cheaper since they are generally available in larger quantities at that time. If you’re ever in doubt on which vegetables are in-season or not, you can check the internet or hop onto our NRTC Fresh mobile app or website. We’ve got a dedicated section that displays in-season produce!
Enhance Taste With Seasonings, Aromatics, Spices And Herbs
Flavoring your veggies can always make for exciting times. You can use other products such as minced garlic and ginger for an Asian flair or chilli flakes to raise the spice level. Sautéed onions are also a great way to build up a deeper taste. Seasonings like salt and pepper work too, but you can take it up a notch with herbs like thyme, basil, mint and coriander. These can be used to elevate the taste of roasted potatoes, salads and vegetable soups. Similarly, spices like cumin and paprika can help the delicious vegetables develop an earthy and smoky taste, respectively. Carrots tend to go well with cumin, fennel seeds, dill and rosemary, while pumpkins match cinnamon, nutmeg, oregano and vanilla.
Use Different Cooking Methods
Regularly eating vegetables cooked one way will almost certainly lead to boredom with its taste in the long run. Why not try different methods and see if they taste better? Not only will you get to try other flavours, but you’ll also get to learn more cooking techniques which you can then employ any time of your choosing. For example, you can cook a vegetable in various ways, boiling, steaming, stewing, simmering, stir-frying, grilling, sautéing or roasting. Grilled corn and roasted cauliflower tend to taste great with their smoky flavour, while boiled broccoli and pan-roasted bell peppers are popular options too. Sautéing is usually quick and straightforward, while roasting could take some time, so be wary of the time required. Of course, don’t forget to season your veggies well!
Get Creative And Try Something New
Sometimes we find ourselves eating the same vegetables for eternity and end up hating how they taste. To avoid this, you can try being more creative in the way you cook and the veggies you cook with. For example, you could try cooking a different vegetable dish each week and challenge yourself to mix different vegetables. It can be fun to experiment with other flavour profiles, colours, and even cooking styles. Instead of eating stir-fried bell peppers, why not stuff them with spinach, mushrooms, potatoes, rice, or any of your favourite ingredients and bake them. You can season them with herbs, and voila! Likewise, you could layer sliced tomatoes, pumpkins, tomatoes and zucchinis and pair them with herb seasoning and creamy sauce to create the famous ‘Ratatouille’!
Make Different Dips, Sauces And Condiments
Sometimes the best way to get people to love their veggies is to alter their form and use condiments. Making tasty dips, sauces, or even smoothies can work wonders. For example, carrots, beans and cucumbers work well with hummus. Using different dressings can also help flavour salads well. Guacamole, salsas and tzatziki are great alternatives for dips and condiments. You can even try juicing your veggies into smoothies. You can blend leafy greens, carrots, beetroots and mix them with sweeter fruits like apples, bananas and kiwis to balance the flavours. Although most vegetable fibre is lost by blending, it can be a great way to introduce kids to consume more vegetables.
With these tips, you’ll be enjoying your veggies in no time! And if you’re ever in search of the freshest veggies in town, you can count on us. With NRTC Fresh you can shop fresh fruits and fresh vegetables online and save time, money and effort. We also provide pre-packed vegetable and fruit boxes, fruit baskets, platters and much more! So, the next time you’re cooking veggies, be sure to use these tips and create delicious dishes for everyone to enjoy! Customers can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables online on www.nrtcfresh.com/ or through the NRTC Fresh mobile application.