Vegetable Cooking Tips

Need help determining how to cook fresh vegetables? See our chart below for recommended cooking times. Once your veggies are cooked to perfection, try seasoning with one or a combination of:


  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Lemon zest
  • Fresh herbs, like thyme, basil and cilantro

Vegetable Boiled Steamed Microwave
Oven Roasted
at 400°F
Grilled
Fresh Artichokes
25 - 45 min  30 - 40 min  12 - 18 min 1 - 1.25 hours 40 - 45 min
Fresh Asparagus
3 - 6 min 4 - 8 min 2 - 4 min 8 - 10 min 5 - 6 min
Fresh Organic  Beets
30 - 45 min
40 - 60 min
9 - 12 min
45 - 55 min
(sealed in foil)
30 - 40 min
(sealed in foil)
Fresh Bok Choy
Stalks 3 - 4 min
Leaves 1.5 min
Stalks 4 min
Leaves 2 - 3 min
2 - 4 min 6 - 9 min 1 - 2 min per side
Fresh Baby Bok Choy
Stalks 1.5 - 2 min
Leaves 45 sec
Stalks 2 min
Leaves 1 - 1.5 min
1 - 2 min 3 - 4.5 min 0.5 - 1 min per side
Fresh Broccoli Crowns
(cut up)
Bring to boil &
simmer 5 - 7 min
5 - 6 min 2 - 3 min 10 - 15 min 6 - 8 min
Fresh Brussels Sprouts
Bring to boil &
simmer 5 - 7 min
8 - 10 min 4 - 6 min 25 - 30 min 10 - 13 min
Fresh Green Cabbage
(1/8 wedges)
12 - 15 min 5 - 8 min 5 - 6 min 20 - 25 min 20 - 25 min
Fresh Organic Cauliflower
(cut up)
Bring to boil &
simmer 4 - 6 min
4 - 6 min 2 - 3 min 15 - 20 min
15 - 20 min
(sealed in foil)
Fresh Purple Eggplant
Not Recommended 5 - 6 min 2 - 4 min
40 min (whole);
20 - 30 min (sliced)
3 - 4 min per side
(sliced)
Fresh Green Beans
5 - 7 min 5 - 7 min 3 - 4 min 10 - 15 min Not Recommended
Fresh Kale Greens
5 - 10 min 5 - 10 min
2 min for every
2 cups, chopped
15 - 20 min
2 - 4 min
(sealed in foil)
Fresh Zucchini Squash
Zucchini Squash
Not Recommended 3 - 5 min 2 - 3 min 8 - 10 min 5 - 7 min

*Time varies depending on size

 
 

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