California Blend Vegetable Recipe

10-Minute California Blend Vegetables with Chimichurri Sauce

Frozen California blend vegetable recipe is a quick way to make a healthy and delicious side dish for dinner.  It only takes 10 minutes.  This is a keeper.

10-Minute California Blend Vegetables with Chimichurri Sauce

Total Time:
10 Minutes
Prep Time

Active Cook Time: 10 Minutes  
Serving: 4

Frozen California blend vegetables are my staples that many of you may have known already.  This time, we will use one fresh ingredient to give a special touch of this side dish.


If you happen to have a bottle of lime concentrate at home, feel free to use it instead of a fresh lime.

Using dry cilantro makes this recipe low maintenance.  The fresh one is good.  But it has a very short shelf life.  

If you and your family like to eat light, pair this with a couple toasts or garlic bread for each serving.  Then, there is your dinner.

California Blend Vegetable Recipe and Instructions

1 lb (454g) Frozen California blend vegetables
1/4 cup (2oz / 59g) Water
1 Lime (zested and juiced)
1 tbsp Minced Garlic
1 tbsp Dry Cilantro
1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine 1/4 cup (2oz / 59g) water and frozen vegetables together.
  2. Cover and cook at high heat.
  3. When steam comes out of the pot, stir and use a fork to poke through a piece of carrot. If it is tender, it is ready to transfer to serving plate. If not, cover with the lid slightly ajar and turn off heat.  Let it sit for no more than 5 minutes to cook through.
  4. While vegetables are cooking, combine zest, lime juice, crushed red pepper, garlic, dry cilantro, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl.  Whisk in extra virgin olive oil to make Chimichurri sauce.
  5. Once vegetables are ready, add 1 tbsp or so of Chimichurri sauce on top.  Toss to coat and serve more on the side and enjoy!

California Blend Vegetable Recipe Steps with Photos

Frozen California Blend Vegetables in the potTransfer frozen California blend vegetables and water into a non-stick pot; cover and cook.
Zest limeZest lime over a mixing bowl.
Combine other herbs and seasonings into a mixing bowlCombine herbs and seasonings together with lime zest.
Add in dry cilantro and garlicStir in lime juice and minced garlic.
Chimichurri sauceWhisk in extra virgin olive oil to make Chimichurri sauce.
Cooked vegetablesVegetables are ready.
Chimichurri sauce into the vegetablesAdd 1 tbsp of Chimichurri sauce into cooked vegetables.
More Chimichurri sauce with vegetablesServe the rest of the sauce on the side.
10-Minute California Blend Vegetables with Chimichurri SauceToss to coat and enjoy immediately.

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