Many of us grew up with an aversion to vegetables. We disliked the taste when we were kids, and then our parents ended up forcing them down our throats using all sorts of tactics.
Worse still, we ate vegetables on their own. They were cooked in ways that we found gross. Or, they weren’t part of a bigger recipe so they tasted pretty bland.
Fortunately, as an adult, you don’t have to put up with this sort of thing anymore. However, the trauma of early life experiences with vegetables remains. The trick to escaping it is to learn how to prepare vegetables so that they appeal to your taste buds today. Here’s what you need to do:
Make Radish Chips
If your parents made you eat radishes, a crunchy and spicy veggie, when you were young, you’re not alone. Most use it as a salad topper to add a bit of color.
However, that’s not exactly the most interesting way to eat it. Sure, you can have it raw, but wouldn’t it be better to turn it into something tasty instead?
That’s where radish chips come into the picture. These are a little bit like potato chips, but without all the starch. Plus, you can add delicious spices, such as paprika and turmeric, to enhance the experience even further.
Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower
Boiled cauliflower isn’t particularly delicious, but roasted cauliflower is a different story. The vegetable’s flavor changes completely, giving you something totally delicious, particularly when you combine it with something crunchy.
Cauliflower roasted with parmesan is many people’s favorite go-to recipe. The combination of the tang of cheese and cauliflower is a pairing that goes back decades. It’s comforting, interesting and incredibly low-carb.
Most people prepare cabbage by boiling it in a pot. The result is a limp, soggy-tasting vegetable that’s really only suitable for stews and soups.
However, some innovative chefs have realized that you can put cabbage on the BBQ. and the results are spectacular.
Preparation is easy. Just marinate the cabbage in soy sauce and spices, and then add wedges of it to the grill. Flames will lick the outside, while cooking the inside, all without any of the usual sogginess.
Parsnips are a kind of sweet carrot, usually served with roast dinners. As a child, you probably had to eat these boiled. But there are many other delicious ways of preparing them.
The best by far is to roast them and then serve them with a dipping sauce, like hummus. This way, you get the goodness of parsnips and chickpeas all in one delicious meal. It’s a win-win.
Tomatoes With Breadcrumbs
Lastly, you might want to try combining tomatoes with breadcrumbs.
For many people, the texture of tomatoes isn’t ideal. When cooked, they just go slimy and gross.
However, adding breadcrumbs to the outside can make a world of difference. Battering them and then putting them in the oven gives you some much-needed crunch, improving the overall experience significantly.
Why not give it a go and see whether the taste is more enjoyable for you? Come back and let us know in the comments. Happy Eating.