When it comes to veggies, it won't be hard to get in your daily quotient with these scrumptious (and top-rated) picks.
1. Eggplant, Zucchini, and Tomato Tian
Don't push the veggies to the side! Put them center stage, like in our satisfying Eggplant, Zucchini, and Tomato Tian. Fresh summer squash, eggplant, and tomatoes are the stars in this recipe. A crunchy, salty, breadcrumb coating atop layers of eggplant, zucchini, and tomato give the fresh ingredients the ideal complement. An 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish works well for this recipe, but if you have a 2-quart tian or gatin dish, all the better.
2. Lemony Orzo-Veggie Salad with Chicken
Fresh and light describe the flavors of this salad. With pops of green onions, herbs and cucumber, and bright red bell pepper, this dish will be a delight for both the eyes and the palate.
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3. Charred Vegetable Salad
Although you can successfully prepare this colorful end-of-summer salad on a gas grill, charcoal will imbue the vegetables with extra flavor. You can easily substitute white wine vinegar for the champagne vinegar without compromising the flavor of the dish.
4. Zucchini with Peppermint
Zucchini and peppermint may sound like an unlikely pair, but after one bite, you will learn the flavors lend masterfully to one another. To purchase pane carasau, the paper-thin flatbread used in this recipe, visit Gourmet Sardinia.
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5. Roasted Root Vegetables with Maple Glaze
Maple carmelizes to form a glossy coating on the vegetables. Cubed butternut squash or sweet potatoes would also work well in the mix.
6. Grilled Vegetable Pitas with Goat Cheese and Pesto Mayo
This recipe uses our Simple Grilled Vegetables to stuff the pitas. The additions of a crunchy leaf of lettuce, crumbled goat cheese, and pesto mayo take this veggie pita up a notch.
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7. Grilled Vegetable Salad
Tailor the types of vegetables to the bounty of your garden or that of farmers' market vendors. Thin asparagus spears may need to cook only four minutes.
8. Herbed Penne with Simple Grilled Vegetables
Leftover charred vegetables and fresh herbs create a simple and satisfying vegetarian entreé. For a heartier version, stir in two cups chopped chicken.
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