Wednesday, April 4, 2012

3 Healthy Vegetable Sides

So it seems we always focus on the main dish of a meal and then throw together the rest whether its vegetables from a can or another quick and easy side. I decided to give ya'll a few great vegetable side recipes that my mom used to make all the time to add to our dinners. They are pretty simple, but with these seasonings you are sure to have a delicious side to your deliscious main dish.

1) Sauteed Zucchini
1 T olive oil
2 large zucchini cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan. Add zucchini and sautee for 4 minutes or until crisp tender. Remove from pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Voila!

2) Roasted Curried Cauliflower
6 cups cauliflower florets
1 1/2 T olive oil
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 475
Combine all ingredients on a pan and toss well to coat.
bake for 18 minutes until browned or crisp tender stirring occasionally

3) Sauteed Carrot Coins
1/4 cup water
1 pound peeled carrots, cut diagonally into 1/4 inch thick slices
1 T butter
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 T fresh parsley

Place water and carrots in a large skillet, cover and cook over medium heat for 6 minutes or until carrots are crisp tender.
Drain carrots and then melt butter in the pan over medium-high heat.
Add carrots back to pan along with salt and pepper. Sautee 3 minutes or until completely tender and lightly browned.
Top carrots with parsley and serve.

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