Sometimes vegetables can taste bland, especially if you keep trying to eat the same ones over and over. First, I would recommend that you try some new vegetables. When was the last time you had eggplant, parsnips or mustard greens?
Following is a list of vegetables in alphabetical order with ideas to season them with spices, herbs or other extras such as cheese or nuts. A few of the entries will have an “&” sign and that means that those particular combinations taste good together for most people. Otherwise, be careful how you combine these ideas.
Asparagus: tarragon & basil, allspice, dill weed, marjoram, savory
Beans: onion & garlic
Beets: ginger, cinnamon, dill, caraway see, bay leaf, cloves, basil, savory, mint, nutmeg, orange peel, lemon peel
Broccoli: basil & oregano, lemon zest & garlic, nutmeg, cheese sauce
Brussel Sprouts: parsley & garlic, dill, rosemary, cilantro, basil, caraway seed, cumin, marjoram, sage, savory, pecans
Cabbage: cilantro & cumin, caraway seed, celery seed, bacon, cheese sauce
Carrots: cumin, sage, savory, thyme, ginger, rosemary, parsley, cinnamon, mint, chives, basil, chervil, lemon butter
Cauliflower: garlic & onion & parsley, basil, curry powder, nutmeg, celery seed, poppy seed, cheese sauce
Corn: marjoram, sage, dill seed, thyme, basil, rosemary, cayenne pepper, chili powder
Eggplant: basil & parsley
Green Beans: onion, garlic, cilantro, tarragon, basil, dill, marjoram, nutmeg, savory, thyme, bacon, slivered almonds
Greens (collards, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens): dill, marjoram, mint, nutmeg, rosemary, onion, lemon juice, vinegar, bacon, horseradish, chili sauce, grated cheese
Leeks: garlic, ginger
Lima Beans: parsley, savory, sage, bacon
Mushrooms: thyme, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, savory, tarragon
Peas: thyme, mint, allspice, basil, chervil, marjoram, rosemary, savory, curry powder, tarragon, lemon butter
Potatoes: garlic & basil, mint & sage, bay leaf, caraway seed, dill, mint, poppy seed, sage
Spinach: pine nuts & raisins, garlic & nutmeg & cream cheese
Summer Squash: basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, garlic, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese
Sweet Potatoes: nutmeg, cinnamon, paprika
Winter Squash: basil & rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, bacon, candied ginger, orange peel, orange juice
Please share your favorite way to season your favorite vegetable in the comment section below.