Traditional German vegetable recipes ("Gemüse") can range from the very healthy to those heavily loaded with butter, bacon, and cream (and often overcooked as well).
Since how you cook the vegetables will impact their nutritional value, as well as their texture, appearance, and color, this is always something to consider when preparing them.
For example, several Brussels Sprouts recipes rely heavily on butter and cream.
They can, however, be adjusted into a healthier version with extra seasonings.
The all time favourite among our German vegetable recipes is here as well. It's THE traditional of what would be considered the BEST vegetable recipes, the German Red Cabbage recipe.
This one always brings smiles to my family's faces. This German cabbage recipe, as well as many others, are sure to please even the finickiest eater in your family. And, what makes this so special is that it fits with almost any meal (and looks so pretty, too!)
Asparagus - roasted, quick and easy!
Asparagus Salad - delicious spring-time salad
Baked Squash with Tomatoes - topped with blue cheese
Baked Tomatoes - cherry tomatoes with olive oil and thyme
Braised Cabbage - Bavarian sweet cabbage
Brussel Sprouts - finished off with butter and cream
Brussels Sprouts, Roasted - absolutely WUNDERBAR!
Butternut Squash - the kids just love this
Cabbage Rolls - traditionally filled with just meat!
Cauliflower - topped with buttered bread crumbs
Creamed Spinach - delicious and nutritious!
Crustless Spinach Quiche - a great low-carb treat!
Easy Red Cabbage - sent in by Gerhild Naggert
Endive, Hodge-Podge - sent in by Nicole!
Fennel - various recipes from roasted to gratin
Green Cabbage - this is about as traditional as one can get
Kale - by itself or mashed with potatoes
Kale Soup & Kale Casserole - several recipes to try
Kohlrabi with Ham - delicious way to use up leftover ham or sausage
Mohrrübengemüse - carrots, braised and steamed
Mushrooms - fried with a cream sauce
Red Cabbage - seasoned with cloves, sugar, and vinegar
Red Cabbage with Apples - apples give added flavor
Roasted Sweet Potato Slices - so not-German, so delicious!
Sauerkraut - method for traditional sauerkraut
Vegetable Frittata - easy supper!
Vegetarian Tomato and Mushroom Gratin - a traditional Auflauf
Favorites in our household also include cauliflower, mushrooms, Savoy cabbage, kale, carrots, and sauerkraut. What's especially nice about these recipes is that they can be done year-round since these vegetables are staples at the market.
There are so many varieties of vegetables to choose from. A visit to a nearby farmer's market is a great help, because so many farmers are willing to give you ideas of how to cook their produce.
Have you ever considered that rhubarb is a vegetable rather than a fruit? Try some Beef Rhubarb Dinner Recipes for something different from my friend, Lois's website www.rhubarb-central.com.
Eating a vegetarian diet is one of the health alternatives that is becoming more common. Among the best vegetarian recipes are Vegetarian Tomato and Mushroom Gratin, a traditional Auflauf and Baked Squash with Tomatoes. This one is topped with blue cheese for an unusual but delicious taste.
So go ahead and try one of these authentic, traditional, modernized, and tasty German vegetable recipes. You'll be adding vitamins and smiles to your dinner table!
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Anne says, "Just made this last week for my Birthday. I usually add walnut pieces or almond slivers. Can't believe it looks exactly the same as my Mama taught me some 40 years ago, the only thing what we did different, we use a fork to make the ridges in the apples. But they do open up better the way you do it with the knife. And you are right, this recipe never fails :)"
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Catherine R. says, "Tomorrow is a good day to try this!"