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Jul 15, 2008 07:15 PM

Your favorite vegetable dishes

I'm looking for vegetable, not necessarily vegetarian ,dishes that can together compromise a meal. there are no limitations, but im already pretty well versed in pasta and risottos, maybe i haven't heard yours, but i'm looking more for vegetable centered (rather than starch) dishes. thanks!

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  1. I saute onions and several cloves of garlic in olive oil then add chopped zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, cauliflower and /or broccoli then throw in a mix of pitted Kalamata olives, pitted black olives and some pimento stuffed green olives. Add some Summer savory or herbes de Provence. Serve over some toasted foccacia or ciabatta bread with Feta cheese topping.

    1. Eggplant parmesan
      Zucchini and Gruyere quiche
      Eggplant gratinee
      Eggplant tortilla

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      1. re: JungMann

        those sound really good. what is your recipe for the quiche and moussaka? and what is eggplant tortilla?

        1. re: fara

          The moussaka is just roasted eggplant slices layered with a tomato sauce seasoned with garlic, cinnamon, allspice, aleppo pepper, cayenne, diced red pepper and parsley. I don't add the bechamel, but it is good topped with feta. It is admittedly a work in progress. The quiche is just your standard recipe with sliced zucchini, gruyere, sweated onions and garlic and a little tarragon or basil.

          Eggplant tortilla (aka eggplant torta) is basically a roasted eggplant omelette. The whole roasted eggplant is peeled, coated in an egg mixture and then fried. My preference is to also stuff it with ground pork, but for the vegetarian version you can leave as is or add diced peppers, garlic and onions.

      2. Grilled anything, zucchini is great cut off the ends cut long wise in half season with s&p lightly oil and grill for a few minutes on each side. I also like a mixed veggie grill of zuchs, red pepper, onion, sweeet potaoes, beets, eggplant or anyoter veggie you have on hand season with, oil and if you want mix in some herbs.

        1. eggplant parmigiana
          veggie chili with butternut squash & cannellini beans
          spinach enchiladas (using corn tortillas...dont know if that's considered less starchy than pasta)


            This recipe for mustard greens by Deborah Madison is a real hit. It cooks largely unattended for about an hour. Any bitter or peppery flavors become totally mellow. All my friends and family like this one. Sometimes I skip the lemon or yogurt garnish. Delicious either way.