Vegetables Can Make a Hearty Meal

Perhaps I should mind my own business: but I would love to see more people eating vegetables for a main course. Everyone knows it is important to eat a lot of vegetables–the issue is learning how to prepare them in a way that feels satisfying. I made this for dinner tonight and it was very tasty–I’m still stuffed!

Hearty Vegetables Over Green Beans

Ingredients:

  • Green and yellow summer squash, thickly sliced
  • Green beans
  • Crushed garlic
  • Fresh basil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Lasagna Sauce (recipe below)

Steps:

  1. Saute green beans in olive oil, salt and a little water for a few minutes–set aside
  2. Saute rest of ingredients-leave some basil aside
  3. Cook over low heat until squash is fork tender
  4. Serve over green beans with fresh cut basil on top

Lasagna Sauce

 Layer tomato sauce, slices of summer squash, pesto, goat cheese, basil and sliced tomato. Top with olive oil and a dash of salt. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

I hope this recipe inspires your wild and crazy vegetable adventures!-Julie

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Farm Box Dinner

 

Ah…the simple things in life: like this farm box dinner.

Ingredients:

  • Summer squash
  • Tomato
  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Brown Rice

Steps:

  1. Sprinkle sliced summer squash (say three times) with salt and saute in olive oil over low heat
  2. Add slices of tomato–break up while it is cooking so it becomes more of a sauce
  3. Add crushed garlic and some shreds of fresh basil–cook a few minutes
  4. Serve over brown rice and add more fresh basil on top.

Enjoy this healthy summer dish!