I love combining a bunch of vegetables together in a dish. Adding many beautiful colors and flavors of vegetables together creates a healthy way to get more veggies into your diet. Adding an organic all-natural seasonings food flavoring to vegetables can enhance food without needing to add more oil, salt, or butter. I love to use Yondu all-natural savory seasoning sauce on an autumn vegetable blend dish. The yummy result is a delicious plant-rich addition that can be added to any meal. Being a vegetarian, I was overjoyed to be able to use this amazing organic seasoning.
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Yondu natural seasonings sauce is great because a little goes a long way!
What is Yondu?
Yondu is a vegetable essence savory seasoning meant for plant-rich meals. The delicious blend is made from fermented soybeans and simmered veggies such as onion, leeks, and mushrooms. It is not only organic, but vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free. It reminds me of soy sauce, only more savory, and very little is needed to flavor foods thereby reducing salt and fat intake.
Yondu can be used to flavor broth, sauteed veggies, pasta/grains/beans, and as an ingredient in dressing. In this recipe for autumn blend vegetables, I used it to flavor a large batch of veggies meant for a whole family to consume as a side dish.
Using this flavoring is a simple and easy way to enhance food while also making it healthier. The concentrated nature of it makes it so that only a little bit is needed to add great flavor. I also didn’t need to add any extra spices or herbs, or salt at the table, to get an amazing flavor. Making this recipe even healthier, I only used a tablespoon of oil for the entire batch of sauteed vegetables.
Perfect cooking partner!
Yondu is a vegetable umami sauce that is the perfect partner for cooking at home. It gives an all-natural flavor boost to any dish using the power of umami: soups, stir fries, salad dressings, and much more! This autumn blend dish is great because Yondu adds a robust flavor that enhances the natural flavors of the vegetables. It is a great alternative for vegetable broth, fish sauce, soy sauce, or dashi.
How to Use Yondu All Natural Seasonings for Vegetables
The makers of Yondu recommend one teaspoon of Yondu for two cups of sauteed veggies. So, since I used about 9 cups of vegetables in my autumn blend dish, I added 9 teaspoons (which is 3 Tablespoons). This dish is enough to feed 7-9 people as a side dish. In this way, the salt is reduced, making it about one teaspoon of Yondu per person, and no extra spices/herbs are needed because the flavor is so robust. So, the salt content for one teaspoon is 15% … much less than typical soy sauce at 42% per tablespoon, where I typically use a full tablespoon to flavor my own plate.
Yondu on Meat
We also did try Yondu out on 2 pack of pork tenderloins (2.09 lbs), as the rest of my family enjoys meat, and everyone enjoyed it as a marinade on the grilled meat. I used 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons Yondu, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. I marinated the meat for about an hour before it was grilled.
We didn’t do this, but I have another idea to share. I think it would be a tasty addition to drizzle a tiny bit of Yondu over the pieces of pork just before serving if more flavor is desired, but you won’t need much! Yondu packs a power punch of flavor!
Yondu Natural Seasonings Sauce on Pumpkin Seeds!
The other way we used Yondu was on pumpkin seeds (as the kids just carved pumpkins–woohoo!). It was very tasty on the roasted pumpkin seeds which I did add olive oil, a small drizzle of soy sauce, and a bit of seasoned salt to finish off, but Yondu was a great addition to our annual pumpkin seed roast. So yummy! I had enough seeds where I needed to roast the seeds for about an hour and a half to reduce the liquid off of them and get the seeds to a dried crispy (and amazingly delicious) state.
You will love this natural seasonings option! I can guarantee it! Keep scrolling down for the Autumn vegetable blend recipe.
What else I love about Yondu…
I love the bottle of Yondu! It’s an awesome design. The bottle of the product has a built-in pour spout. Oh, how I love this design! It just pours out so nicely. The bottle is a great size for my hand too.
It’s memorable. You know those meals you keep thinking about after you eat them, and if there are any leftovers, you can’t wait to consume them? That was how this autumn blend dish was for me. I love the flavor Yondu gifts to the veggies. It’s a truly tasty flavor. I even snuck in my fridge and ate some of the cooked veggies cold … hahaha … they tasted amazing even cold!
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The RECIPE: Ingredients Needed to Make the Autumn Vegetable Blend Dish with Natural Seasonings
Okay. I used a blend of common vegetables that come into season in the fall plus I added shelled pumpkin seeds, which in the store are called pepitas. The nutty bite blended with the savory vegetables in this dish makes for a very delicious addition to any meal. It could be eaten as a small side dish, as a vegetarian entree, or even over rice.
The 9 ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 zucchinis sliced (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 1 orange pepper (about 1 cup of bite-sized pieces)
- 1 bunch asparagus (broken off at the tender points for about 2 cups)
- 2 carrots sliced (about 3/4 cup)
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced (2 cups)
- 1/2 cup onions (bite-size pieces)
- 1/3 cup pepitas, roasted and salted
- 3 tablespoons Yondu organic seasonings
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a frying pan. Add all vegetables but set the mushrooms aside. Stir to coat all vegetables with olive oil. Heat the frying pan on medium heat and saute vegetables for about 19-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the mushrooms and 3 tablespoons of Yondu natural seasonings. Continue to cook for another five minutes or so. Remove from heat and add 1/3 cup of pepitas. Stir well to toss. Serve immediately alone or over rice. Store leftovers in the fridge.
I know you will love this recipe to celebrate fall, and to get a good dose of vegetables.
My next idea is to use Yondu on squash. Squash is a fall veggie I love to explore the use of in meals and to eat it alone with just a simple seasoning, like Yondo. I can’t wait to drizzle it across a steaming orange slab of butternut squash or delicata squash. Yondu has garnered a hold on the essence of vegetables and I can’t wait to drizzle it all over everything, including lettuce salad. Maybe I’ll even try it on a grilled salad. Yes! I said grilled salad … never tried it? Check out my yummy unique recipe below for this tasty side dish. I might try it and substitute Yondu for the soy sauce in the recipe below. Can’t wait to try it!
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Thanks for visiting my site! I hope you enjoy this natural seasonings sauce recipe using Yondu. It’s so tasty, robust with flavor, and healthy. Eat well and enjoy life!
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