Eat Better With These Satisfying Vegetables Dishes
Vegetables can be filling.
When it comes to vegetables, not everyone loves eating it.
We understand how hard it is for non-veggie fans to eat better, especially when the new year is here. The trick to making vegetable recipes more satisfying is to make sure there is a good number of different kinds and that there is a lot of it to eat. The variety helps to make the meal more interesting while providing color, texture, and of course, flavor. Throw in legumes like monggo beans, lentils, and chickpeas in the mix, and you've got a chunky and satisfying meal.
Here are vegetable recipes to try this year:
1 Lentil Soup Recipe
This looks like a hearty meal! There are chunks of potatoes, carrots, sausage, and lots and lots of lentils. These root vegetables are hearty in itself but when combined like this and made into a stew, its flavors are boosted and the meal instantly more satisfying. The addition of the flavorful sausage doesn't hurt!
2 Easy Vegetable Minestrone Recipe
Minestrone got its name from the Italian word "to serve". It's a basic vegetable soup that includes pasta or rice tossed in. You can make minestrone any way you like but the usual ingredients include carrots, onions, tomatoes, beans, and cabbage. Try your hand at making this easy vegetable recipe using either of these easy recipes:
3 Spanish Pisto (Spanish Vegetable Stir-Fry) Recipe
Pisto is a dish that has poached eggs, tomatoes, and vegetables. This one has bell peppers and zucchini added to the tomato sauce before the eggs are cracked in, making this a fantastic meal to serve for breakfast.
4 Easy Vegetable Gratin Recipe
Did you know that "gratin" is a French cooking technique, not a dish? It is! To "gratin" a dish, you basically have to cover food with a layer of another food that can brown when placed under heat. That's why cheese like mozzarella and Parmesan and creamy and cheesy sauces are what you find on top of gratinated dishes. If you think about it, lasagna and baked macaroni are gratinated dishes. What's even better than the browned crispy tops of these delicious dishes? How easy these gratinated dishes can be to make.
5 Vegetable Tempura Recipe
Shrimp may be the usual food you dip into tempura batter. However, if you know about the Pinoy okoy, you know there is more to tempura than just shrimp. You can leave out the shrimp or not but basically, slice some vegetables that you like to eat into sticks and toss it into the tempura batter before frying. Easy, simply cooked, and best of all, it can be made super delicious dunked in your desired dipping sauce.
6 Chicken Chopsuey Recipe
There is no reason why the classic chopsuey can't be more appetizing as well as hearty by adding the vegetables that you like to eat. The main thing you need to do keep it a chopsuey recipe is the ingredients that make up the sauce that you add in to create more flavor. Some leftover chicken chunks tossed in there doesn't hurt either.
7 Pinakbet Ilocano Recipe
Do you love bagoong? Then this recipe will make you happy since these vegetables are tossed in the fermented shrimp paste. Just like the chopsuey, if there's a vegetable that you don't like, keep it out and add in the vegetables you do like. This tip not only ensures that you'll eat the dish you are making, but it also makes sure that you will make it again after you taste it.
Eating vegetables doesn't have to be a torturous meal. By using different kinds of vegetables that you actually like to eat and making it flavorful and delicious, you will be more inspired to eat better this year.