5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Frozen Vegetables
1. Assuming all frozen veggies need to be cooked.
Some frozen veggies are best eaten as-is — no cooking necessary. We’re talking thawed frozen corn tossed into fresh summer salads, or frozen cauliflower puréed into smoothies. Oh, and the next time you’re making pesto, throw in some thawed frozen peas, which add creaminess and a boost of protein.
Follow this tip: Serving your dish cold or at room-temperature? Consider whether you really need to reach for the steamer basket. In fact, frozen vegetables can help quickly chill dishes such as pasta salad. Simply pour a bag of frozen veggies into the bottom of a serving bowl, add the warm, cooked noodles, and toss for a perfectly chilled pasta salad.