Baby Vegetables with Honey and Lavender

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds assorted baby vegetables*
1 pound fresh asparagus spears
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon dried lavender
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

Trim baby vegetables, if necessary. Cook in boiling salted water to cover 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop cooking process; drain and set aside.

Cut 4-inch tips from asparagus, discarding ends. Cook in boiling salted water to cover 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop cooking process; drain and set aside.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; stir in honey, lavender, salt, and pepper. Add baby vegetables and asparagus; stir until coated. Cook until thoroughly heated.

*We tested with baby carrots, zucchini, yellow pattypan squash, and green pattypan squash.

March 2002