Dressing Up Everyday Vegetables

A side dish doesn't have to be elaborate. In fact, when serving a variety of flavorful foods, it's nice to include a basic vegetable that's been simply seasoned. Try these tasty toppings for hot cooked vegetables.

Combine 1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs, 1-1/2 teaspoons melted butter or margarine, 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes and a dash of salt. Sprinkle over cooked vegetables.

Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine over low heat; stir in 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon slivered toasted almonds, 1 tablespoon minced chives or 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese. Drizzle over cooked vegetables.

For extra ease, prepare a packaged white, hollandaise or bernaise sauce mix as directed and serve over your vegetable of choice.