WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Equipment

- Large pot
- Colander
- Spoon

Ingredients

- Carrots (2, peeled and trimmed into even pieces)
- Spinach (3 cups)
- Asparagus (6 spears)
- Desired seasonings

THE STEPS

1. Fill a pot with a few inches of water and place on high heat. Place the colander or steam basket inside, making sure the water does not touch the basket. Cover the pot with a lid and bring the water to a rolling boil. Prepare the vegetables to be steamed. They should be trimmed into uniform sizes to ensure even cooking. 00:49

2. Once the water is boiling, place the raw spinach into the colander or steam basket, cover the pot with the lid, and steam for 30 seconds to a minute. Once the spinach has wilted, remove from the colander and plate. Season with salt or other flavorings, if desired. 01:51

3. Check to make sure the water is boiling. Carefully place the colander on top and lay the asparagus in a single, even layer. Place the lid on and allow the asparagus to steam for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Plate and season with salt, if desired. 05:13

4. Again, check to make sure the water is boiling. Carefully place the colander on top and lay the trimmed carrots in an even layer. Place the lid on and allow the carrots to steam for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender. Plate and season with salt, if desired. 07:44