Meatless Monday: Simple and Satisfying Seasonal Steamed Vegetables

by deborah on September 22, 2014 · 27 comments

in Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan

Meatless Monday: Simple and Satisfying Seasonal Steamed Vegetables

Sure, I love salads and I usually eat one everyday, but for me there is nothing quite as

satisfying as a bowl of fresh, crisp, al dente steamed vegetables.

They are so quick and easy to make.

And the combinations are limitless.

I love to take a quick trip to my wonderful local farmer’s market to see what’s available and

gather a selection of fresh, seasonal, organic vegetables.

It’s always fun to mix it up and try new veggies.

I try to mix textures, colors and flavors to create a pretty, appealing and delectable dish.

My favorite steamed vegetable combinations often include:


Bok choy

Mustard greens

Nappa Cabbage

Green Cabbage











…just to name a few.

Today I created a light and flavorful dish from the vegetables that I had on hand.

Simple and Satisfying Seasonal Steamed Vegetables

Meatless Monday: Simple and Satisfying Seasonal Steamed Vegetables


1 cup Organic Kale

1 cup Organic Broccoli

1 Organic Carrots

1 Organic Onion

1 ribs Organic Celery

1 ribs Organic Bok Choy

2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil

2 tablespoons Coconut Aminos

1 tablespoon Black Sesame Seeds

A pinch of Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt

A sprinkle of Red Pepper Flakes

A tablespoon of Raw Organic Sauerkraut  (on the side)

Meatless Monday: Simple and Satisfying Seasonal Steamed Vegetables


Wash vegetables.

Slice or tear kale.

Slice bok choy into large slices.

Cut carrots, celery and onions into large chunks

Cut broccoli into florets.

Pour filtered water into the bottom of a steamer pot.

Bring to a boil.

Add carrots, celery and onions to steamer basket.

Steam for 3 minutes.

Add broccoli and bok choy to steamer basket.

Steam for 3 minutes.

Add sliced kale to the steamer basket of vegetables.

Steam for 3 minutes or until slightly wilted but still bright green.

Turn off the flame.

Place the steamed vegetables into a large bowl.

Dress with sesame oil, coconut aminos, sea salt, red pepper flakes and

black sesame seeds.

Toss gently to coat the vegetables.

Meatless Monday: Simple and Satisfying Seasonal Steamed Vegetables


Serve with a side of sauerkraut.



Do you like to make steamed vegetables?

What are your favorite combinations?

Share your thoughts and comments with us.


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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Valerie Hoff DeCarlo September 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

This looks amazing! I may try it with shrimp added.


deborah September 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Hi Valerie,
So glad you like it! It’s a great 15 minute meal that tastes great with anything you want to add to it! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate it.


Jessica @ConveyAwareness September 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Great list Deborah! Pinned to my Recipes using Vegetables collaboration board. YUM! =) P.S. Found you on Homegrown & Healthy’s linky.


deborah September 22, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Hi Jessica,
Thank you so much pinning my Simple Seasonal Steamed Vegetables post. I appreciate it!


Brianne September 24, 2014 at 12:41 am

I’m with you Deb… I don’t think there’s anything more satisfying than a big ol’ plate of simple steamed veggies. Love your addition of fermented veg on the side!


Taylor Gilmore September 24, 2014 at 9:56 am

This dish looks and sounds wonderful. I have to try it! Pinned to my yummy foods board.


Lean Lena September 24, 2014 at 4:26 pm

YUM! You just made me want to buy a steamer 🙂
I don’t have one, so I don’t make steamed veggies, but I used to LOVE steaming my chicken and other meat.
Thank you for linking up with Tasty Tuesday today, Deborah! Always look forward to seeing your posts.


Bodynsoil September 24, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Beautiful photography and I love veggies cooked just like this as well.. I need to look up coconut aminos, I have the rest I believe.


Amberjane September 24, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board. Your pictures make me want to eat a bowl right now – great recipe too 🙂


Catherine | Fit Armadillo September 24, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Looks amazing! I looooove kale and you are making me hungry for it now 🙂 #wowlinkup


Annie September 25, 2014 at 10:03 am

This is exactly the kind of meal I crave when I’m feeling under the weather, or tired, or just want to feel GOOD! Thanks for sharing at the Potluck, Deborah!


Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club September 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Steamed broccoli is the best. Looks so delectable. Kale is my next favorite green veggie. This looks so good! #wowlinkup


deborah September 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Hi Diatta,
We share the same favorite veggies! Too bad we are not in the same town! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate it.


Sylvia Lewis September 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Love your veggie combo. I also use coconut aminos. Have you tried Gomasio–black and tan sesame seed in sea salt? I found it at Whole foods when looking for black sesame.


deborah September 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Hi Sylvia,
I am so delighted that you like this combo. I am trying to avoid soy so coconut aminos works well as a replacement. I love the black and tan sesame seed salt too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate it.


Nancy Andres September 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Thanks Deborah for this great blog post. I love stemmed organic veggies, especially a combo of broccoli, carrots, onion, garlic with parsley. I use lemon juice and extra virgin cold pressed olive oil drizzled on top. I saw “Simple and Satisfying Steamed Vegetables” at the Natural Family Friday Link Up today. There are so many interesting posts linked today. Others include one about Watermelon’s health benefits and how to dry the herb, Rosemary. Here’s the link for others to see Bed well. Love well. Lead a colorful life!
Warm regards, Nan


Barb @ A Life in Balance September 26, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Motivation Monday.


deborah September 26, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Hi Barb,
It’s nice and easy! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate it!


Roxanne @ The Honeycomb Home September 26, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Thanks for sharing this at Pin-Worthy Wednesday! I have pinned this to our group board.


deborah September 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Hi Roxanne,
Thank you so much for pinning my steamed vegetables post. I appreciate it!


Simple Nature Decor September 26, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Love the Seasoned steamed vegetables! I can eat them all day, Share this healthy post at my Fabulous Friday Party
Thanks Maria


deborah September 26, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Hi Maria,
I am so glad you like the steamed vegetables. I would love to share them at your Fabulous Friday Party. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate it.


Marla September 27, 2014 at 11:36 am

I not a great shrimp lover but this does look tasty. I do love steamed vegetables though. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.


Marla September 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

Please disregard my other comment about shrimp – I had my mind on another post I was reading and I was still stuck there. Maybe I should go eat some steamed vegetables to help my brain. LOL!


swathi September 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Deb delicious love this simple but yummy steamed vegetables, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.


kimmythevegan October 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Mmmm I love steamed vegetables. I haven’t tried this particular combination, but love all of these veggies and look forward to giving it a try =) I need to find some black sesame seeds – I love the look of them!
Thanks for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Fridays Deborah!


Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) October 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Super easy! Just the way I love my meals! YUM Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share this week! Its LIVE!

Cindy from


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