Being in a kitchen, any kitchen is one of my favorite places to be. Music must be playing in the background for added creativity! I thought I would share some of my simple dishes with you, just because I do like to share. After all, our gardens are now being planned., seeds started. Dreams of meals with fresh ingredients are always the best….
Roasted Asparagus – I snap the ends first and gently rinse. Blot dry and arrange your stalks on a baking sheet. Spray lightly with olive oil and garden herb salt. Roast at 400° until slightly browned. Serve on platter with sprinkled parmesan or pecorino cheese.
Roasted Cauliflower – cut into small flowerets. In gallon Ziploc bag, toss cauliflower with 1 beaten egg, Dredge in ¼ cup flour and ¼ cup finely grated pecorino or parmesan cheese, 1 tsp Italian blend spices, 1 tsp cayenne pepper optional. Roast at 400° until slightly browned. Serve immediately and use your favorite dip!
Cabbage Salad – I finely slice ½ head of green and purple cabbages. Add chopped green onions, whatever amount you feel like. Add chopped cilantro to taste. Toss in lemon tahini dressing and serve.
Tacos!!! Roasted Vegetable Tacos!!! See photo above: dice yellow and green squash, red bell pepper, sweet yellow onion, carrot, even a few very small broccoli flowerets. Think COLOR. Toss with scant amount of olive oil and roast at 400° until slightly browned. Serve with your favorite tortillas warmed, grated cheese, chopped cilantro and fresh salsa.
TIP 1: instead of frying those tortillas for tacos, lightly spray them with canola oil and broil in your oven, turning as they get to a point where they are still soft but browning. No frying in oil anymore!
Here is a super easy salsa recipe that you can use with your fresh tomatoes vs. canned: quick & easy blender salsa . If you use fresh tomatoes, I recommend peeling the skin and removing as many seeds as you can under running water. But the Rotel and lime juice are key ingredients.
TIP 2: when roasting vegetables, use less olive oil than you think. Otherwise your vegetables will be too soft.
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