Microwaved crunchy green vegetables

Microwaved crunchy green vegetables
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon 10 minutes

Try this easy microwaved crunchy green vegetables recipe as they keep their vivid colour and are easy to cook al dente.

Next time: make perfect microwaved jacket sweet potatoes.


  • 100g asparagus
  • 100g broccoli
  • 100g extra fine beans
  • 100g sugar snaps
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 25g butter
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Put extra fine beans, sugar snaps, asparagus and broccoli, cut into small florets, into a dish with water.
  2. Cover with cling film and pierce several times. Cook on high (900W) for 6 minutes, then leave to stand.
  3. Put butter and sesame seeds into a dish, cover as before and microwave on high (900W) for 2 minutes or until golden.
  4. Drain the vegetables. Drizzle with the sesame butter and sprinkle with sea salt to serve.


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