As spring brings with it a cute cast of mini vegetables, here’s three ways to give them a big welcome
Spring has sprung and cute baby vegetables are starting to bloom. Like that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you see a baby farm animal, we think these tiny vegies with their oh-so-tender green tops look absolutely gorgeous sitting there on the plate.
Mini vegies stem from two sources. There are those that are harvested early as immature veg before they reach full size, such as baby beets, baby corn and baby peas. And there are some that are dwarf varieties, where the mature veg is truly smaller in size — like cherry tomatoes.
So as the cooler days and nights fade away, it’s time to reap the harvest and welcome in lighter dishes to your spring menu. Enjoy the abundance of baby veg in season now!
Three tasty ways with baby veg
1 Enjoy a side of roasted baby veg like Dutch carrots, baby beets and tasty new potatoes. 2 Make a light spring vegetable soup with baby turnips, carrots and leeks. 3 Whip up a risotto using baby leeks, green peas, zucchini flowers and fresh herbs.
Sweet& juicy babypeas are inseason &cute enough to eat!