Vibrant Vegetable Cornbread: A Creative and Delicious Way to Add Veggies to Your Table

If you’re looking for a delicious and visually stunning way to incorporate more vegetables into your meals, this creative vegetable cornbread is the perfect recipe. Not only does it boast a delightful mix of flavors, but it also offers a beautiful presentation that will impress your family and guests alike. The combination of red onions, green onions, cherry tomatoes, and mini peppers adds a vibrant pop of color to the golden cornbread, making it as appealing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. Whether served as a side dish or a centerpiece, this vegetable cornbread is a fantastic addition to any table.

One of the greatest joys of this recipe is the opportunity to get creative with the vegetable design on top of the cornbread. You can arrange the julienned red onions, halved cherry tomatoes, and thinly sliced mini peppers in any pattern you like, turning your cornbread into a work of art. This not only makes the dish more visually appealing but also allows you to involve children or guests in the preparation process, adding a fun and interactive element to your cooking.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, this vegetable cornbread is a wonderful way to sneak extra veggies into your diet. Each bite is packed with nutrients from the fresh vegetables, complementing the sweet and savory notes of the cornbread. The use of buttermilk and a touch of sugar in the batter ensures that the cornbread is moist and flavorful, while the vegetables add a satisfying crunch and burst of freshness.

Perfect for any occasion, this vegetable cornbread can be served alongside soups, salads, or barbecues, or enjoyed on its own as a hearty snack. Its versatility makes it a go-to recipe for gatherings, potlucks, and family dinners. By combining the comforting qualities of classic cornbread with the vibrant flavors and colors of fresh vegetables, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.

A very generous thank you to CPMA for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you. We love the Half Your Plate program because it aims to educate Canadians of all ages about the importance of fresh produce consumption and encourages them to fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables to improve their health.  As always, all recipes and opinions remain our own.  Visit the Half Your Plate website for more information!

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Vegetable Cornbread


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  • Author: The Kilted Chef

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • red onions, julienned
  • green onions
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • mini peppers, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  3. In a separate bowl mixed together the wet ingredients and add to the dry stirring to combine.
  4. . Pour into greased pan 9 ” cast iron pan, ue the vegetables to crate design of choice on top of the batter.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes
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