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Ideas needed for leftover crudité please

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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    kitchengardengal Apr 22, 2013 06:53 PM

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

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      ChervilGeorge Apr 22, 2013 04:55 PM

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

      1. MidwesternerTT 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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          Gail Apr 22, 2013 01:39 PM

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

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          1. re: Gail
            melpy Apr 22, 2013 07:10 PM

            This was my suggestion sans cukes.

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            nemo 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.

            1. HillJ 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.

              1. tcamp 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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                  cstr Apr 22, 2013 10:32 AM

                  Make a frittata, sans the cucumber and carrot.

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                    wyogal Apr 22, 2013 10:31 AM

                    put them in a frittata

                    1. eLizard 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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                      1. re: eLizard
                        c oliver Apr 22, 2013 07:02 PM

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

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