Vegetable Substitution Suggestions

Substitutions are one of the fun parts of cooking with the Brava! Have fun with it, and use the suggestions below as a guide for substituting. 

Vegetables in each of these categories can be substituted for each other in the Brava and they will cook fairly similarly. 


Say you have some baby broccoli and also want to cook some asparagus. You can mix those two items together and still use either the asparagus cook program or baby broccoli cook program, and they will cook very similarly. If you're cooking a combination option  - you can fill the zones that require baby broccoli with any of the vegetables from the "tender vegetable" option below. 

Tender Vegetables 

  • Asparagus 
  • Baby Broccoli 
  • Broccoli florets (small)
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Snow Peas 
  • Green Beans 
  • Bok Choy
  • Leeks

Hearty Vegetables 

  • Broccoli 
  • Brussels Sprouts 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Okra
  • Mixed Vegetables 
  • Romanesco
  • Mushrooms 

Onion & Peppers

  • Yellow Onions
  • Red Onions
  • Shallots
  • Bell Peppers 

Starchy Vegetables 

  • Potatoes 
  • Parsnips 
  • Turnips 
  • Celery Root 
  • Fennel 

Summer Squashes

  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Zucchini 
  • Crookneck Squash 
  • Patty Pan Squash 
  • Eggplant 

Winter Squashes and Root Vegetables 

  • Carrots 
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Butternut Squash 
  • Acorn Squash 
  • Delicata Squash 


There is so much that the Brava can do and the more you use it, the more you will learn. If you want to learn quickly, you can watch either of the recorded Brava Tutorials here:

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