Low Carb Vegetable Bundles

Vegetable Bundles 2I have been making these vegetable bundles for many years and mostly for dinner guests. They are as good as they are elegant and I guarantee they are well worth it.   One nice thing about them is that they can be made ahead and kept in the fridge until ready for your guests.  I’ve seen some pretty innovative ways of tying vegetables together and a lot of people tie them with bacon which seems a good idea for green beans, except in this case the flavor of bacon might clash with the delicate flavor of the herbs.  You may have your own favorite vegetable combination and that’s really what cooking is all about-making something your own. So have fun with this recipe and do yourself proud.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Vegetable Bundles
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Large Peeled Carrot
  2. 1 Large Peeled Rutabaga (Or Parsnip)
  3. 1 Leek
  4. 4 Long Green Onion Strips
  5. 4 T Butter
  6. 1 Minced Shallot
  7. ½ t Dried Tarragon
  8. ½ t Dried Dill Weed
  9. Fresh Pepper
Instructions
  1. Bring a skillet of water to simmer.
  2. Cut carrot and rutabaga/parsnip into 4-4½” strips a little bigger that a julienne or about the size of a skinny french fry.
  3. Trim bottom of leek and make a cut 4½” kind of like a fat cigar and cut in ½. You should end up with pieces that look like a long half circled tube.
  4. Add carrot and rutabaga strips to simmering water for 2-3 minute, remove and drain.
  5. Add 12 tubes leeks to water for 1 minute, remove and drain. They will flatten.
  6. Add 4 green onion strips to water for 1 minute or until limp and pliable.
  7. Lay out green onion.
  8. Stack 3 pieces leek, add ¼ veggies and gently tie green onion in a knot-don't break it.
  9. Repeat for rest of bundles.
  10. Heat butter, shallot, tarragon, & dill until shallot is soft. Add veggie bundles, cover and heat for 3-4 minutes on low.
  11. Plate, spoon butter sauce over each bundle, and add pepper.
  12. 4 Servings
  13. 145 Calories, 1.0g Protein, 10.3g Carbs, 2.2g Fiber 8.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You can easily enough not tie your veggies into bundles, saute them, and they will taste exactly the same.
  2. I had leftover leeks so I steamed them and with the addition of gruyere cheese and bacon I made scrambled eggs the next night and for all the world it tasted just like quiche.
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