Can any one suggest a good seasoning for steamed vegetables?

Richknowbody
By Richknowbody Latest Reply 2011-09-07 09:14:07 -0500
Started 2011-08-25 09:16:32 -0500

My current favorite is: Spike Lemon Pepper seasoning.

But I want to have a variety so that I don't get tired of that seasoning.

One of my other ways is to shred Cheddar cheese on the plate before I put the hot vegetables on, then I sprinkle a little more cheese on the top.

Thanks,


63 replies

margokittycat
margokittycat 2011-09-06 12:50:22 -0500 Report

RICH I USE SEVERAL DIFFERENT MRS. DASH SEASONINGS…GARLIC HERB, TOMATO BASIL, LEMON PEPPER, GREEN ONION GARLIC, MEDITARIANIAN BLEND YES IT IS MISSPELLED. I LIKE THEM ALL. THEY HAVE ABOUT TEN TOTAL.

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-09-06 19:27:32 -0500 Report

I think I have 20 different seasonings now, I am going through them testing them. I have two Mrs. Dash's.

margokittycat
margokittycat 2011-09-06 21:11:53 -0500 Report

I in the past tried other brands, but I really like the Mrs. Dash so when they started coming out with more I started buying them I really like them.

Jameesa
Jameesa 2011-09-02 08:27:35 -0500 Report

Personally I love Mrs. DASH seasonings… you should try them!!

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-09-02 08:39:31 -0500 Report

I bought two of them, but there are a lot of different ones. I got the original, and another one.
I have 18 sitting on my lazy Susan now. All making a circle around it.

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-29 16:53:56 -0500 Report

I made 6 quarts of my pinto bean and kidney bean soup. I am going to can 16 pints.
I put in no seasonings so that when I open one up and eat it, I will add the season and each jar will be an entirely different flavor

CassandraG
CassandraG 2011-08-29 14:57:25 -0500 Report

I would have to vote Ms Dash also. There are several to choose from so it would take a time to get tired of them. PictSweet has also come out with a line of steamers that are pre-seasoned, like the okra, tomato in cracked pepper, hubby loves it. On the nights I fix him stuff I do not like I get the PictSweet for 2, little cartons. I just love the carrots and snow peas. http://pictsweet.com/

2011-08-28 12:22:33 -0500 Report

What I use for steamed veggies, {I'm a veggie} ( is just like the old song S&G song from the 70's), parsley, sage, rosemary, & thyme. (all dried) And if I have it on hand, dried basil. I got off the lemon pepper kick when I got into the habit of lowering my sodium intake. When I read the list of spices that were used to make it, (believe it or not) salt was the 1st ingredient listed. So I got into the habit of not using it. And what is also pretty tasty is if you steam your veggies in either fresh squeezed lemon juice,or the concentrated juice that comes in the green bottle.

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-29 08:44:17 -0500 Report

I have low blood pressure. I tested it Saturday and it was 95 over 48, with a pulse of 65 beats per minute.
But I watch my sodium intake.
I am growing some herbs. No need to grow Rosemary where I live, just go to the Costco parking lot there are tons of it growing there.
too much time on my hands, so a herb garden would be a good idea

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2011-08-28 04:51:35 -0500 Report

Land of Lakes makes a really good seasoning. I know it comes in a parmesan and herb flavor not sure about any other ones. It is really tasty too. It adds a bit of salt and the flavor of a nice nutty parmesan and butter without adding too many calories and fat.

Whigmee
Whigmee 2011-08-27 19:18:00 -0500 Report

My favorite is dilled veggies. I just sprinkle a little crushed dried dill & either a spritz of lemon juice or dash of garlic salt over steamed veggies just before serving.

Caliafiosgram62
Caliafiosgram62 2011-08-27 09:53:11 -0500 Report

Have you ever tried Adobo - there are a number of varieties - many of them without salt. My daughter-in-law got me into that one.

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-27 10:06:29 -0500 Report

No, never heard of it. I will google it and find out about it. Going to be looking for Emeril's essence seasoning today.

Mickie G
Mickie G 2011-08-26 22:30:54 -0500 Report

Fresh or steamed I use lemon and/or lime juice with a pinch of salt or I use lemon and/or lime jest (grated peal) and a pinch of salt its light and works with almost all fruits and vegetables. Orange jest or juice works well also. Oh don't forget the Tapa Tio Salsa for that added spice.

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-09-07 08:12:39 -0500 Report

Lemon sounds very good. I did get a "Lime" flavored salt. But a real lemon squeezed on it sounds wonderful.

Jewel007
Jewel007 2011-09-07 09:14:07 -0500 Report

I use garlic and there are Lemon pepper seasonings too. I also have, a spice like Mrs. Dash but more natural. Its a season salt w/no salt. hehe

Kathae
Kathae 2011-08-27 20:54:48 -0500 Report

I love vinegar on veggies. You can add some balsamic while cooking. Makes them taste really fresh. With of course a little salt, pepper, and or garlic or even add onions. I like veggies raw, and they taste really good when you soak them in a little vinegar and water.

Mickie G
Mickie G 2011-08-27 23:27:05 -0500 Report

I like Vinegar on sliced cucumbers but i have not tried anything else, any suggestion?

RAINDANCER1950
RAINDANCER1950 2011-08-28 01:10:51 -0500 Report

HEY THERE, FRIEND…I USE MRS. DASH…GARLIC POWDER…SOMETIMES I JAZZ MY FRESH SALADS UP WITH A SHAKE OR TWO OF HOT SAUCE…OR RADISHES…I SLICE CUKES …TOMATOES , AND SWEET VIDIALIA ONIONS THIN , TOGETHER , AND MIX A TABLESPOON LIGHT VIRGIN OLIVE OIL WITH A TEASPOON WINE VINGAR…THEN ADD JUICE OF HALF A LEMON, AND 1 OUNCE WATER , GARLIC POWDER, REDUCED SODIUM SALT, 3 PKGS. SPLENDA , TOGETHER IN A SHAKER , SHAKE WELL…POUR OVER SLICED VEGGIES…ENJOY…ADJUST RATIO S OF INGREDIANTS , TO SUIT YOUR OWN TASTES !…I ALSO MIX INTO MY SALADS A HEAPING TABLESPOON OF CHUTNEY I MAKE , MANGO , APPLE …AND SEVERAL OTHER FLAVORS, VERY TASTY..ALSO , A NICE SPICY CHOW CHOW PUTS A LITTLE LIFE AND ZING INTO A PLAIN SIDE SALAD…LIFES AN ADVENTURE…EXPERIMENT…BE WELL…BE HAPPY…BRENDA.

SlatonLeo
SlatonLeo 2011-08-27 11:45:08 -0500 Report

Wow! I never thought of using lemon or lime or range juice or zest for seasoning in veggies, I will have to try it. Sure sounds good to me, Thank you for the suggetion.

Mickie G
Mickie G 2011-08-27 23:24:26 -0500 Report

I have been learning to cook Mexican/Latino food for awhile. They use Lime in almost everything but I prefer Lemon and the kids Like Orange so that's how I got there, besides it doesn't add a whole bunch of carbs and its fresh and delicious. It also works with fresh fruits.

helen7898
helen7898 2011-08-26 20:56:21 -0500 Report

I eat alot of veggies. I have high blood pressure, so I use Mrs. Dash no salt seasonings. They have a garlic and herb one I use alot. Melt a little butter and pour some in then toss green beans and mushrooms. Very good. They even have one for chicken. Use low sodium soy souce or if you like a little spicy use creole seasoning or alittle salsa, hot sauce. mY FAVORITE THOUGH IS GARLIC AND HERBS. check out the spice aisile. Lots of chioces

lilsista39
lilsista39 2011-08-26 16:51:52 -0500 Report

Me personally I'm an Old Bay kinda gal I put on everything from my meatloaf to my fried chicken just dont forget the hot sauce when my it comes to my daughter she loves it to much,but its great on steamed on Veggies .I go to Save-A-Lot and get their fresh or frozen which ever is avail. at the time,pop um on the stove top um off and eat them up.Hope you enjoy them as much as I do

diabetesfree
diabetesfree 2011-08-26 01:43:38 -0500 Report

I've always used Kikoman's soy sauce. It's probably a bit high in sodium, but makes veggies taste delicious. Goes especially well with steamed veggies you get in frozen bags with oriental type vegetables. I also like covering veggies with a thin layer of parmasean cheese. I like it on salads even more.

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-26 08:50:59 -0500 Report

I will have to buy some
PARMESAN cheese.
I wonder how sprinkling romano on my veges would taste. I do love to grind Romano on my spaghetti

diabetesfree
diabetesfree 2011-08-26 15:00:30 -0500 Report

The nice part about soy sauce is that after being steamed, vegetables suck the stuff up like a sponge. Really adds to the flavor.

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-26 15:59:54 -0500 Report

Hi Dabetesfree,
I spent 4 years in Japan as a kid. One time, my dad didn't finish his meal, so I ate it. He had it full of soy sauce, and I kept eating it. I got sick from it and haven't eaten it since. I have tried a few times but still can't eat it.

diabetesfree
diabetesfree 2011-08-26 16:38:06 -0500 Report

I wouldn't want to eat/drink soy sauce "straight". It's a pretty strong sauce. I'm not sure if the stuff we have here in the U.S. is as strong as the stuff they actually serve in Japan though. I doubt it, somehow. It's best to work your way up with stuff like that. Same with Tobasco. :-)

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-26 17:38:16 -0500 Report

It is the same stuff they have in Japan.
I do miss some of their foods there. I haven't seen any of my favorites from them.

I remember when my dad would order delivery. Some old guy on a bicycle would bring it all stacked in his right hand 5 feet high. He would balance it all the way to our home.
As a kid I was amazed at this and still am.

rij061258
rij061258 2011-08-26 22:21:48 -0500 Report

Try "Silver Swan" soy if you can find it. It is a product of the Philliphines and has a different flavor to it.

diabetesfree
diabetesfree 2011-08-26 17:50:07 -0500 Report

We don't have delivery at all in my small town, except pizza. Wish we had Chinese delivery! I live out in the middle of nowhere though. Am lucky just to get Dominoes! I should start growing my own vegetables and buy the soy sauce. FYI, Kikoman's is the best I've found thus far, even with trying the cheaper generics.

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-25 20:26:28 -0500 Report

I tried the Mrs. Dash original first. It is very good. I sprinkled cheddar cheese on it also.
Couldn't find the Ermiril's brands.

nzingha
nzingha 2011-08-25 18:48:59 -0500 Report

garlic garlic garlic, onions, hot scotch bonnet peppers, tomatoes..all natural season and there u go

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-25 20:29:26 -0500 Report

I have plenty of garlic from my garden. am growing hot peppers and tomatoes, my squash is really doing good.
This retirement thing isn't really as bad as I thought it was, I still work, just on different stuff.

Gemm
Gemm 2011-08-26 09:25:46 -0500 Report

lol that sounds like my husband since he had to go on disability from his work. He still works too just on different things and now-a-days that is mostly on the house and a small tomato patch he dug out along side a fence and a small sweet potato patch in a different spot on the fence-line. My sweet potatoes are doing great but the tomatoes are mostly going to feed all the damned squirrels in the neighborhood. There isn't a house on this block that doesn't have at least 1 pecan tree so squirrels here are very well fed and extremely numerous. Many of the people on the block - as do we - have problems with them chewing their way into our attics. In the almost 12 years we have lived here we have had to go up under the eaves and block at least 1 hole almost every year they have chewed thru. We are thinking of putting up a metal barrier as one of the neighbors did when we reside the back room - the rest is brick - all around the house to keep them out. My husband has begun a major redo for the house since medical retirement - already had a new roof put on and he is doing painting and such inside. When the weather cools he has some plans for outside as well. I'm glad he is doing what he can to stay active as his stroke did curb some of his ability to do so.
HUGS

sheriden
sheriden 2011-08-25 16:13:18 -0500 Report

I find that what ever spice i like on other things I usualy like on my vegs. With bresalsprouts spelling, and even colaflower and brockly if you line a cake pan with foil put lofat butter and fresh garlic spread around and some of your fave season on cover well and put in the oven it is so good and keeps alot of the values in it. I don' know may be just me but I love it as it cooks in the flavor very well. And you can doit with others as well. Have a great day.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2011-08-25 15:26:23 -0500 Report

My favorite way to cook veggies (especially broccoli and cauliflower) is to toss florets with a little EVOO, little bit of salt and pepper, and roast on a cookie sheet in the oven. 350-deg for about 20 to 30 minutes. Depends on how much crunch you still want left. Yummy!

Gemm
Gemm 2011-08-25 11:11:46 -0500 Report

Sometimes to "kick it up a notch" I will use Emeril's salad seasoning on my veggies as well. It makes for a great taste and doesn't add salt. Another one that I use occasionally is also and Emeril one - his Essence without salt. I have the recipe for it somewhere but can't seem to find it right now. We are doing a lot of indoor remodeling - mostly painting - and everything is so out of whack in my kitchen - no doors in cabinets, most counter-top appliances in another room until we are done so I have to go retrieve whichever I need to use then put back when done lmao
If I remember when we get things back or I can dig out my recipes I will copy it here for anyone who might want to use it. The essence is also a great seasoning for most any cooking - I especially like it on baked fish as well as the veggies.

still smiling
still smiling 2011-08-26 17:45:07 -0500 Report

I so agree with you on Emeril's Essence. I cook frequently at my church, the younger people love my chicken, the only seasonings I use is Essence Original, and a little of Emeril's Chicken Seasoning on all chicken. I can't seem to cook enough for them. Some of them buy their own chicken so I can prepare it for them. It really speaks volumns when young people rave over your food. The really good advantage of cooking with Emeril's seasonings is that they're low in sodium 135mg no fat or trans fat or carbs. I use his original essence in most all food I prepare. The other advantage is that it has helped to lower my colesterol significantly. I've steamed my veggies alongwith vadalia onions and some fresh garlic with essence season, I just kick my feet up and enjoy every forkfull. If you decide to try it I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Still Smiling (Marshalnel)

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-25 11:40:16 -0500 Report

Thanks, Gemm, Where do I find Emeril's stuff?
I will google his name. I live in So. Calif.
Rich

Kathae
Kathae 2011-08-28 01:36:38 -0500 Report

Vinegar is good on Spinach, raw cauliflower like cucumbers is delicious with vinegar and water and some Mrs Dash table seasoning.

Gemm
Gemm 2011-08-26 09:17:13 -0500 Report

We can find it in both our local Wal-Marts and Krogers here in TN so you should be able to find them as well. They are in the seasoning sections right beside the Mrs Dash and others. I didn't even think of the Mrs Dash as I don't use it myself as it has a lot of black pepper in it and I'm allergic to that but my husband often sprinkles some on his veggies when I haven't already seasoned them during cooking. He keeps several different flavors of Mrs Dash so he can season things as he wishes :)

Richknowbody
Richknowbody 2011-08-26 09:26:18 -0500 Report

I checked wal-mart dot com and it was there. But when I went to the Wal-mart in my town, it wasn't there.
I will keep looking for it.
I wonder if I should make my own.

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