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ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 10:19 AM

I have a bunch of leftover raw vegetables from a party (zucchini, red bell pepper, carrots, celery and cucumber). I'd like to make something with them instead of just grazing on them raw. Other than a minestrone soup, I'm drawing a blank. Any ideas?

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  1. eLizard RE: ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 10:26 AM

    roast them. except for maybe the cuke. make a soup out of those. or add to sandwiches and salad. toss with olive oil, crushed red pepper, garlic, and toss with pasta.

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      c oliver RE: eLizard Apr 22, 2013 07:02 PM

      I roast vegetables once or twice a week. So good and healthy.

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      wyogal RE: ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 10:31 AM

      put them in a frittata

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        cstr RE: ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 10:32 AM

        Make a frittata, sans the cucumber and carrot.

        1. tcamp RE: ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 10:35 AM

          Dice the carrots and celery and freeze them to use later in a soup or in chicken stock. Thread the zucchini and bell pepper onto skewers along with mushrooms, onion and, if desired, meat for a dinner of shish kabobs.

          Use the cucumber to make tzatziki to eat along with the skewers or with another meal.

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            HillJ RE: ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 10:42 AM

            Health salad with a nice zippy vinegar dressing. A quick version that comes to mind is this one and it has a nice crunch also works well in a sandwich.
            http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rc...

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              nemo RE: ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 01:07 PM

              There is something called "A to Z Bread" which is all over the Web in infinite variations. It's a quick bread. I can't believe you couldn't use the zucchini and carrots raw, but shredded; perhaps sauteed or roasted red bells and celery (account for the extra oil...yeah, scrape it all in!).

              Make a quick pickle of the cucumbers with rice wine vinegar, a pinch of sugar if needed, a pinch of salt, maybe a little water. Refrigerate.

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                Gail RE: ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 01:39 PM

                Slice and stir fry with chicken, beef, pork or shrimp.

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                  melpy RE: Gail Apr 22, 2013 07:10 PM

                  This was my suggestion sans cukes.

                2. MidwesternerTT RE: ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 03:06 PM

                  Take 4 C. of them total, shred each kind separately. Use to top a veggie pizza -- crescent roll dough crust baked/cooled, topped with a 4 oz cream cheese/ 1 T. dry ranch dressing/ 1/2 C. Miracle Whip dressing mixture, then add the shredded veg and some shredded cheese.

                  Zucchini bread/ muffins

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                    ChervilGeorge RE: ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 04:55 PM

                    A frittata sounds perfect. Thanks for all the great ideas!

                    1. kitchengardengal RE: ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 06:53 PM

                      I like to use an assortment of leftover vegetables to make fried rice.

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