Sobeys Recipe Corner: 10 Ways with Chopped Veggies
Look to our in-store pre-chopped vegetables to get an extra hand (and some inspirational ideas!) in the kitchen.
1. Mirepoix Mix
Celery, onion and carrot make up this classic mirepoix. Sautéed together, these unassuming vegetables create the unmistakable flavour base of many soups, stews and stocks that you know and love.
2. Trinity Mix
Quick weeknight beef or chicken stir-fries and curries come together in a snap with our Trinity Mix. Broccoli, cauliflower and carrots make a tasty and satisfying foundation for your favourite dishes. Serve with rice for a complete meal.
3. Chopped Red Onions
Roasted, sautéed or caramelized, red onions are sweeter than their white counterparts and just as versatile. If you’re in the mood for something different, they’re the perfect pop of colour and sweetness in salads, salsas and guacamole.
Try: Orange-Chili Salad
4. Celery & Onion
So many great dishes start with slowly sautéed celery and onions. From stuffing to soup, they’re at home in just about any dish. Buying pre-chopped onions means that you can skip the onion-induced tears, without missing out on the flavour.
5. Red Beets
Unmistakably earthy and sweet, red beets are a rock star root vegetable. If you’ve ever cooked with beets, you know that preparing these ruby gems can make a mighty mess of your kitchen. So skip the mess and let us do the dirty work.
6. Butternut Squash
Make pre-chopped butternut squash a regular item on your grocery list and easy-to-prepare roasted butternut squash will soon become a star dinner side dish at your house. Just toss peeled and cubed squash in olive oil, salt and pepper, roast at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes and enjoy!
7. White Turnip
If you’ve never eaten a turnip before, there’s no time like the present! These snowy white members of the cabbage family are crisp, crunchy and taste a lot like a radish. For a quick addition to a weeknight meal, thinly slice turnip and sauté with garlic and olive oil.
8. Brussels Sprouts
Formerly one of the most hated vegetables at the dinner table, Brussels sprouts are making a comeback! Our halved Brussels sprouts cook up fast and the flavours easily blend right through, instead of just coating the outside. Try them fried with butter or drizzled with maple syrup and roasted to caramelized perfection. What’s your favourite way to prepare these green gems?
9. Sliced Baby Carrots
Baby carrots are a fridge staple, but it’s always handy to have them sliced and ready for your next crunchy stir-fry, wholesome salad, or savoury crumble. The advantage? Our sliced baby carrots cook quickly – that means you’ll spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying food, friends and family. Cheers to that!
10. Soup Mix
Combine diced Spanish onions, carrots, celery, turnips and a sprig of parsley and you get a delicious soup base! The hearty turnip chunks make a great potato alternative in this mix. Just add some smoked ham or bacon bits to bump up the flavour.
Try: Braised Beans