asparagus-spring-veggies

Spring is a great time to bust out the grill & start making ll your favorite meals again. If you’re wanting to try a new side dish to go along with your delicious grilled chicken, steak, ribs, pork steaks and more, why not take advantage of the vegetable of the season? Here is a great way to cook up asparagus, bell peppers, & carrots that is sure to become a staple for your meals.

Veggie Bunches

  • 4 to 6 green onions
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 12 thyme springs
  • 1-1/3 cups white wine
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  1. Trim both ends of onions; cut the green tops into 7-in. lengths. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add onion tops; boil for 1 minute or until softened. Drain and immediately place onion tops in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Chop white portions of onions and set aside.
  2. Divide asparagus, peppers and carrots into 12 bundles. Top each with a thyme sprig. Tie each bundle with a blanched onion top.
  3. In a large skillet, combine the wine, chopped onions and vegetable bundles. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender and liquid is reduced by two-thirds.
  4. Carefully remove bundles with a slotted spoon to a serving plate. Add butter to skillet, cook and stir until melted.

Make it your own by adding other veggies. Be sure to let us know how much you enjoyed it!

Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/spring-vegetable-bundles#ixzz3SmCFn0jR