Meatless Monday – Maritime Hodgepodge

Maritime Hodgepodge

  • 12 baby new potatoes, cut in half
  • 250 mL (1 cup) thickly sliced carrots or baby-cut carrots
  • 500 mL (2 cups) broccoli florets
  • 250 mL (1 cup) sugar snap peas, snow peas, or green beans, trimmed
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) frozen green peas
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 mL (1/2 tsp) dried tarragon, savoury or thyme
  • Pepper
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) all-purpose flour
  • 375 mL (1 1/2 cup) 1% milk, heated
  • 10 mL (2 tsp) Dijon or dry mustard
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) chopped fresh basil or dill (optional)


In a large saucepan, combine potatoes and carrots; add cold water to cover by 5 cm (2 inches). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Uncover, reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender.

Add broccoli, sugar snap peas and green peas; boil for 3 minutes or until tender-crisp. Drain; set aside.

Return pan to medium heat; heat vegetable oil. Sauté onion, tarragon and 1mL (1/4 tsp) pepper for about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in flour; sauté for 30 seconds. Gradually whisk in heated milk and mustard. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly; reduce heat to medium and simmer, whisking, for about 2 minutes or until thickened.

Remove from heat; stir in vegetables and toss to coat. Season to taste with pepper.

Transfer to a warmed serving bowl and sprinkle with fresh herbs (if using).

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