Vegetable Bundles

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"Come holiday time I always add several new dishes to the holiday table. The hit of my last Canadian Thanksgiving table back in October was Vegetable Bundles. Made for great tasting vegetables and awesome presentation. You can make these bundles using carrot sticks, green or yellow beans or asparagus spears. I used orange and yellow carrots - certainly will be looking for fresh beans and asparagus for my next gathering. This can be a real holiday time saver. Preparing easy as these can be made ahead the night before or early in the day of your party. Reheat just before serving and serve with a drizzle of butter or your favourite sauce. A real find from Wheatland Cafe."

Original is 5 servings

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Calculate your servings per person ( 5 or 6 sticks/spears per person) Cut vegetables into 4-inch lengths. Cook or steam vegetables until just tender, immediately plunge into cold water, drain and lay on towel to dry.

Step 2

Bring water to boil in a shallow pan. Cut leek greens into 12 inch strips about 3/8inches wide. Blanch in boiling water for 1 minute and immediately plunge in ice water bath to cool. Put on towel to dry.

Step 3

Lay one leek green strip on cutting board. Set a serving size of vegetables on the green and tie bundle in a knot. ( I used 5 to 6 carrot sticks to a bundle - will do bundles of individual vegetable next time around) Trim excess on the diagonal with a kitchen scissor leaving an inch or so to make for a great looking tie. Set on a tray, cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Step 4

At serving time heat in microwave for about two minutes, or until hot. Serve with a drizzle of butter or your favourite sauce. Looks awesome served on a white serving platter.


No special items needed.

20 Reviews

Kitchen Magic

These are so good to have with any meal, but attractive for our Easter table. They are easy to prepare and taste great!


review by:
(28 Mar 2016)


My family loved them! Had them as part of our turkey dinner. An excellent choice!


review by:
(15 Dec 2015)


My Thanksgiving table looked so beautiful with these colorful little bundles. The whole bunch of us loved them and so now these will be one of my go to recipes to have when my family is with us. Quite easy to make and such a great presentation!


review by:
(12 Dec 2015)


The DS and I thoroughly enjoyed these though I did make them a little differently in that I tied them with the green part of the spring onion and steamed them from raw in my steamer for twelve minutes and the vegetable were cooked but with a little crunch, thank you Gerry for a lovely side dish made for Pick Me tag game.


review by:
(20 Oct 2015)

Java Joanne

One of the easiest and most impressive little bundles of vegetables I have ever made. I used green onions to tie them together, and served them to my family, who gave me compliments galore!


review by:
(18 Aug 2015)


I made these lil bundles to go with your Orange Rosemary Roast Chicken and they were a great match! These are super easy to assemble and have such a beautiful presentation on the plate. My lil guy, who doesn't usually eat many veggies was intrigued by these little packages and picked them up with his hand and ate them in a flash! So good!


review by:
(16 Apr 2015)

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