Cook on medium high for 5 7 minutes, until the vegetables are crisp and bright yet slightly tender. To add flavor, add 1 bay leaf or 2 lemon slices to the cooking water. Good for green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snow pea pods, zucchini and summer squash. Grill. How to Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium. Slice vegetables into 12 inch thick slices or strips. Steaming vegetables is one of the most healthy ways to cook Learn how to perfectly steam vegetables on the stovetop and in the microwave 5. Remove lid carefully Take the lid off so it stops steaming but be careful the steam is hot and can burn you badly if youre not careful. Sometimes we add a small. Brush with reduced fat Italian salad dressing or balsamic vinegar. Grill for 5 minutes until the vegetables are crisp yet tender. Good for asparagus, eggplant, spring onions, bell peppers, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, mushrooms. CancerFighting Compounds. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and bok choi, retain more of their cancerfighting compounds when you steam. Note Use a grill basket or skewers for small vegetables on an outdoor grill to prevent them from falling through the grates. Parchment or Foil Packets How to Preheat the oven to 3. Place your chopped veggies on a sheet of aluminum foil or parchment. Add flavor by. Sprinkling with 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil, oregano or parsley. Layering 4 lemon slices on top veggies or. Adding 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Fold and seal the foil or parchment around the veggies to form a packet. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 2.