Mixed vegetables


2 carrots

1 head broccoli

½ cauliflower

50g baby sweetcorn, optional

50g mange tout, optional


Chopping board, vegetable peeler, knife, steamer or saucepan, colander, plate.


  1. Wash all the vegetables.
  2. Peel and slice the carrots into rounds.
  3. Remove the green leaves and hard stalk from the broccoli and cauliflower and cut into florets.
  4. Place all the vegetables into a steamer or in a colander over a saucepan of boiling water with a plate over the top.
  5. Allow to steam for 10 minutes.

Top tips:

  • Vary the selection of vegetables to give a colourful mix at any time of the year.
  • Use a mixture of fresh, frozen and canned vegetables for variety.
  • Check out which vegetables are in season.


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