How to steam vegetables

Learn how to steam vegetables with our step-by-step video. This simple process is an easy way to prepare nutritious veggies like broccoli and cauliflower.

Learn how to steam vegetables using two different methods —a tiered pan steamer and a steamer basket.


Steaming veg locks in flavour, nutrients and a perfectly tender texture. Broccoli, spinach and other leafy greens steam well, as do cauliflower, asparagus, carrots, green beans, small potatoes and artichokes.


For more information, including timings for specific veggies, see our how to steam vegetables guide. Looking to buy a steamer? See our best steamers review.