Veggie Cooking Cheat Sheet

I came across the following chart which features a number of common veggies and herbs with the proper cooking time, whether it was boiling, steaming or microwaving them.


It might be a no brainer to most, but I am sure many people tend to overcook some of their veggies, such as broccoli, zucchini and, surprisingly, potatoes (over-boiled potatoes turn into a mush).

On the other hand, the cooking time for cut potatoes and carrots varies in my opinion. It depends on the thickness of the cut, and as far as potatoes are concerned, it also depends on the type of potato. For example, sweet potatoes, which I do not recommend boiling, barely take 10 minutes to bake in the oven.

All in all, this chart can come in quite handy if you’re a beginner in the kitchen 🙂

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