A vegetable menu can be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat eaters alike. A vegetable menu doesn’t simply mean a side of mashed potatoes, beans and carrots. In fact you can probably get more appetizing dishes of out of the various vegetables found in the market than you can from the varied meats. Stick to the vegetables in season to really bring out the flavor. Take a look at some of the ideas listed below for a truly fantastic vegetable menu.
Yellow Squash and Onion Casserole
This is a delicious dish. You need to thinly slice the onions and yellow squash and cover the bottom of the casserole. Throw in some vegetables and dribble some oil on top of it all. Dish with a little vegetable oil. Layer some more squash and onions on top of the veggies and for an extra burst of flavor, spread some mustard on them. To top it all off, sprinkle some bread crumbs, grated cheese, salt and butter over the entire dish. Some dabs of butter would greatly enhance this preparation. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until the squash and onions are tender.
Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup
This is a popular recipe in Chinese cuisine. This flavorful soup can be made with corn along with some cream of corn and other vegetables or you can stick to simply making it with corn. You will need some vegetable stock but if you don’t have that handy you can use water. This recipe calls for corn flour but if you want a healthier option you can try using rice flour or tapioca flour instead of the corn flour.
This dish has several versions which vary throughout different regions and countries of the world. Although called a salad, it is generally considered as an accompaniment, as it usually goes along with the main entrée. Potato salad is often served with barbecue, roasts, hot dogs, fried chicken, hamburgers and cold sandwiches. It is typically considered as a comfort food, and as such is characteristically served at picnics, outdoor lunches/barbecues, and other casual meals and occasions. If you are expecting a bunch of people over for a meal, this would be great dish to make since it is easy to make in large volume. It can be prepared beforehand and refrigerated until needed, and requires low-cost ingredients.
You don’t need a special occasion to enjoy healthy delicious vegetables with all the savory and rich sauces. One such vegetable dish is the maple whiskey carrots. These carrots are sweet, thick, and simply delicious. The trick to this dish is to know exactly how to make the glaze.
Have fun with these create dishes that will comprise a truly astounding vegetable menu. Use vegetables from the farmer’s market or your local supermarket to get the really fresh organic kind.
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