Garden Vegetable Mix Recipe - Flavorful Vegetarian Delight

Garden Vegetable Mix

Garden Vegetable Mix Recipe - Flavorful Vegetarian Delight
Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes | Servings: 4 | Vegetarian diet


Garden Vegetable Mix
Garden Vegetable Mix

Garden Vegetable Mix is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for those looking to incorporate more vegetables into their diet. This recipe is packed full of fresh and frozen vegetables, making it a great option for a healthy side dish or main course.


The Garden Vegetable Mix recipe has been passed down through generations in many families. It is a versatile dish that can be customized to include your favorite vegetables. This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover vegetables in your fridge or freezer.


How to prepare

  1. Shred enough cabbage to make 6-8 cups.
  2. Remove the stems from the green beans and cut them into 1-inch pieces.
  3. In a large kettle or Dutch oven, combine all the ingredients.
  4. Fill the sink with ice water.
  5. Cook the vegetables over medium heat until they come to a full boil.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Quickly cool the kettle by placing it in the sink of ice water.
  8. Divide the vegetable mix into four 1 qt (946 ml) containers, leaving a 0.5-inch space at the top.
  9. Seal and label the containers of garden vegetable mix.
  10. Freeze and use within 6 months.


  • Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite vegetables or herbs. You can also add cooked quinoa or rice for a heartier dish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to cut the vegetables into uniform sizes to ensure even cooking.

- You can customize this recipe by adding your favorite herbs and spices.

- Feel free to use fresh or frozen vegetables, depending on what you have on hand.

Serving Suggestions

This Garden Vegetable Mix can be served as a side dish or as a main course. It pairs well with grilled chicken or fish.

Cooking Techniques

The key to this recipe is to cook the vegetables until they are tender but still have a bit of crunch. Be sure to cool the vegetables quickly after cooking to preserve their color and nutrients.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can easily swap out any of the vegetables in this recipe for your favorites. Feel free to get creative and make this dish your own.

Make Ahead Tips

This Garden Vegetable Mix can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer for up to 6 months. Simply thaw and reheat when ready to enjoy.

Presentation Ideas

Serve this Garden Vegetable Mix in a colorful bowl to showcase the vibrant colors of the vegetables. Garnish with fresh herbs for an extra pop of flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

This dish pairs well with a variety of proteins, such as grilled chicken, fish, or tofu. It also goes well with a side of whole grains like quinoa or brown rice.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave or heat on the stovetop until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of the Garden Vegetable Mix contains 120 calories.


The Garden Vegetable Mix is a low-carb dish, with only 15g of carbohydrates per serving.


This recipe is low in fat, with only 1g of fat per serving.


The Garden Vegetable Mix is a good source of protein, with 5g per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is packed full of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.


This recipe is free of common allergens such as nuts, dairy, and gluten.


Overall, the Garden Vegetable Mix is a healthy and nutritious dish that is perfect for those looking to increase their vegetable intake.


The Garden Vegetable Mix is a versatile and nutritious dish that is perfect for any occasion. Packed full of fresh and frozen vegetables, this recipe is a great way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Enjoy this dish as a side or main course, and feel good knowing you are nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients.

How did I get this recipe?

I have a clear memory of the first time I discovered this recipe for Garden Vegetable Mix. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Sarah, who had just moved into a new house with a beautiful garden full of fresh vegetables. As we sat in her kitchen sipping on iced tea, Sarah suggested we make a simple yet delicious dish using some of the vegetables from her garden.

She pulled out a basket filled with an assortment of colorful veggies - ripe tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, vibrant bell peppers, and fragrant herbs. As we chopped and diced the vegetables, the kitchen filled with their fresh, earthy scents, and I couldn't help but feel inspired.

Sarah explained that this Garden Vegetable Mix was a family recipe passed down from her grandmother. She shared with me the secret to making it truly delicious - using only the freshest ingredients, and letting the flavors of the vegetables shine through without overpowering them with heavy seasonings.

As we cooked together, I watched and learned from Sarah's skilled hands as she mixed the vegetables with a simple dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. The result was a colorful and flavorful mix that was both refreshing and satisfying.

I took a bite of the finished dish and was instantly hooked. The combination of the sweet tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and tangy bell peppers was a perfect balance of flavors and textures. I knew right then and there that this Garden Vegetable Mix would become a staple in my own cooking repertoire.

Over the years, I have made this recipe countless times, adapting it to suit my own tastes and preferences. I have added in different herbs and spices, experimented with different types of vinegar, and even tossed in some grilled chicken or shrimp for a heartier meal.

But no matter how I choose to make it, the essence of the recipe remains the same - fresh, simple ingredients that come together to create a dish that is both delicious and nutritious. I have shared this recipe with friends and family, passing on the tradition of using seasonal vegetables to create a dish that celebrates the beauty of nature's bounty.

Every time I make this Garden Vegetable Mix, I am transported back to that warm summer day in Sarah's kitchen, surrounded by the aromas of fresh herbs and vegetables. It reminds me of the joy of cooking and sharing good food with loved ones, and the importance of savoring the simple pleasures in life.

As I continue to cook and create in my own kitchen, I am grateful for the lessons I have learned from my friend Sarah and her grandmother's recipe. The Garden Vegetable Mix will always hold a special place in my heart as a reminder of the power of good food to bring people together and create lasting memories.


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