Raspberried Vegetables

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Looking for a different way to prepare your daily vegetablesr We have a recipe for you: steamed vegetables in a sweet-and-sour raspberry sauce! This unusual dish is a cinch to prepare. The sauce can be made ahead, stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, and served warm or cold. You can substitute other vegetables for the ones suggested below.

Ingredients

2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 to 4 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large head cauliflower, cut in bite-size pieces
1 large bunch broccoli, cut in 2-inch pieces
1 pound brussels sprouts, halved if large

Instructions

In a saucepan, combine the raspberries, orange juice, vinegar, and honey. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Stir in the olive oil, salt, and garlic. Taste to adjust the seasonings. Place in a serving bowl and set aside.

Steam the vegetables until just tender. Serve warm or hot with the raspberry sauce drizzled over the top.

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Yield: 

8 to 10 servings

Credit: 

Carol Vandertuin East Dover Baptist Church, East Dover, Verm

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