During the week there is not always a lot of time to cook vegetable dishes so I thought I would share the easiest way to add garlic to your vegetables, and make them even tastier.
First chop and peel a few cloves of garlic. Try to give them 15 minutes exposed to the air before cooking to maximize the benefit.
After you either steam or boil your vegetables such as broccoli or green beans, drain the veggies and set aside. In the same pot, to use less dishes of course, and save on time because the pot is already warm, add olive oil and sauté garlic for a few minutes to lightly brown.
Pour the veggies back into the pot and toss in the garlic-olive oil mixture. This is a great time to add your favorite seasonings if you would like. Toss briefly to reheat veggies and serve.
If you are roasting veggies, which I highly recommend to bring out their natural sweetness. Again chop garlic first and let sit exposed to the air for 15 minutes. Toss the raw vegetables in olive oil and chopped garlic, and then roast in the oven.
For dinner we made garlic green beans using the first method, and we really enjoyed the heightened flavor the garlic brought to the dish.