Here are some easy vegetable recipes that should be all you need to get you eating your greens (and oranges, and purples, and . . .)
French vegetable recipes feature ingredients that you are mostly already familiar with. But don't hesitate
to try a new vegetable today - you'll find helpful explanations for cleaning and storing them here on Easy
And while you're here, why not learn a little French food vocabulary and a few motivating nutritional facts?
Called les choux des bruxelles in France, brussel sprouts are high in vitamin A and C, as well as being
a good source of iron. Here are two easy and delicious ways to fix brussel sprouts: brussel sprouts recipes.
Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts - Choux de bruxelles aux marrons
includes bacon for a hearty vegetable side dish.
Brussel Sprouts in Vinaigrette - Choux de bruxelles tièdes en vinaigrette moutardée
for those who like a little bite with their veggies.
Before trying one of these easy vegetable recipes, you might like to learn a little about
cabbage types. Called le chou in France, cabbage is a nutritional star with lots of fiber,
vitamins and minerals.
Ever since I discovered fennel while living here in France, it has been one of my favorite vegetables. Don't
be scared off by the idea that fennel, or fenouil as it's called here, will have a strong licorice taste. It
is actually quite mild, especially when cooked.
Braised Fennel Recipe - Fennel
cooked slowly in white wine is the perfect side dish to accompany chicken and other white meats.
This yummy recipe for French green beans couldn't be easier. Just toss some chopped shallots, butter, and frozen green beans in a sturdy skillet, put on low heat, and
forget about it. A tasty side of vegetables is ready in 30 minutes.
Although it originated in America, this vegetable, called a Topinambour by the French, has enjoyed great popularity in Europe. Try this super simple Jerusalem artichoke recipe.
Leeks are very popular in French cooking. Be sure to clean them carefully before using them in these , because even if you can't see it they
can hide sand and dirt.