Squash and Pepper Skillet
Mmmm, Summer Squash and Peppers
Squash and Pepper Skillet – an easy vegetarian side dish
For an easy vegetarian side dish that will go with any entree, here’s a recipe for Squash and Pepper Skillet, containing yellow summer squash, green zucchini, onions, and red or green sweet bellpeppers. If you’d like to spice it up a bit, you could also add a few chile peppers as well. This is a dish that goes well during the summer because it’s quick, easy, flavorful, light and tasty. I’ve also included other vegetarian recipe sources here on this page you might want to take a look through. Happy summer and happy eating!
Serves: 8 servings
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
- 5 medium Zucchini, sliced in rounds
- 3 yellow summer squash, sliced in rounds
- 1 sweet red or green pepper, julienned
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon thyme, fresh leaves
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Saute onion in a large skillet in oil until tender.
- Add sliced Zucchini, yellow squash, red or green pepper and garlic.
- Stir fry for 12-15 minutes until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Sprinkle with fresh Thyme leaves, salt and pepper.
- Stir together thoroughly.
- Serve hot.
Are you a strict vegetarian? Or just like vegetables?
There are varying degrees of vegetarianism. Some will eat nothing produced by anything that “has a face.” Some will eat cheese and milk products. The strictest vegetarians usually will not eat meat, eggs or anything produced by an animal.
A Semi-Vegetarian diet includes more vegetables and less meat. Lots of us are trying to do this for a number of reasons: one is that too much red meat is bad for your health, another is that the meat industry puts too many vitamins and growth hormones into the animal, and another is that we feel the need to cut down on our weight.
A Lacto Ovo Vegetarian meal plan includes eggs and dairy products, but no meat of any kind.
A Lacto Vegetarian consumes milk products but no eggs or meat.
A Vegan avoids using ALL animal products in any form. Sometimes they don’t eat honey. No clothing made from animals is worn, including wool, leather, mohair, etc. They eat and use only vegetables and their derived products.
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