Garlic Butter Steamed Vegetables

This is a delightful and simple way to spruce up steamed vegetables for all ages!

Gluten free
Wheat free
Reduced sugar, diabetic friendly
Low fat, low sugar
Kids recipe

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Preparation time

5 min

Cook time

5 min

Total time





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  • 400g/14 oz (approx.) vegetables of your choice (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, courgettes, green beans, peas)
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter/spread or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Juice and zest of ½ lemon (optional)
  • Handful fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, tarrogan, oregano), stalks removed and finely chopped (optional)


  1. Steam the vegetables for around 5 minutes, until they are tender but with a bit of crunch (definitely not mushy!).
  2. While the vegetables are steaming, in a small saucepan melt the butter on a low-medium heat then add the garlic.
  3. Fry the garlic for 1-2 minutes but don’t let it brown.
  4. Toss the steamed veg in the garlic butter, salt and pepper. Stir through the lemon juice, zest and fresh herbs (if using).

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