It is always said that children do not want to eat vegetables, but this is only sometimes the case. Adults often should set a good example and increase their weekly consumption of vegetables, which have the most extraordinary prejudice and believe that preparing good vegetables involves too much time and effort. However, this is only sometimes the case, and there are many vegetable-based recipes whose preparation does not require a lot of time, and they are effortless to prepare. An example? The recipe for zucchini quiche is an exquisite but little-known rustic cake that is worth learning how to prepare. Perfect for informal lunches, dinners, a tasty snack, or a picnic with friends. Below we will illustrate three other simple recipes that use different vegetables, which are helpful to vary and enrich our usual diet.
Delicious Vegetable Meatballs
It is an alternative recipe to the classic meatballs, also ideal for vegans and vegetarians, and much lighter. The necessary ingredients are one courgette; 1 carrot; 120 g of tofu; a little mint; a pinch of salt; 3 potatoes; half onion; breadcrumbs, and extra virgin olive oil. First, boil the potatoes in hot water for about half an hour, drain them, remove the peel and mash them with a potato masher or a standard fork. Cook all the vegetables, cut into cubes, with the onion and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Add the salt. In a bowl, blend the cooked vegetables with the tofu. Add the compound obtained to the potatoes, add four tablespoons of breadcrumbs, and kneel until a soft consistency is obtained—perfume with a bit of mint. Form the meatballs, roll them in the breadcrumbs and cook them in the oven at a temperature of 220 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Pumpkin In Batter Flowers
Zucchini flowers are a must in traditional cuisine. Even grandmothers used to create recipes with this product of the earth. Zucchini flowers are often present among the proposals of restaurants, so why not try to prepare them at home? Here’s what we need:
- 300 g of flour
- 15 courgette flowers
- Half a spoonful of yeast for savory pies
- Peanut oil
- 250 g of milk
- Three eggs and a pinch of salt
Cleaning courgette flowers is simple:
- Separate the flower from the stem with the pistil and wash it under cold running water.
- Insert flour, milk, eggs, and a pinch of salt into a container.
- Beat the mixture and add the indicated amount of yeast, and mix.
- Dip the flower in the blink, and then, in a pan containing hot oil, dip one bud at a time on both sides, paying particular attention.
- Arrange the flowers on absorbent paper and then transfer them to a serving plate.
Baked Vegetable Omelet
To close our roundup, we could not miss a variant of the classic baked omelet, a classic of cuisine. Here is the list of ingredients:
- Five eggs
- 300 g of broccoli
- One bell pepper
- 30 g of grated Parmesan, a pinch of salt
- 300 g of cauliflower
- 10 g of cherry tomatoes
- 100 g of grated soft cheese and extra virgin olive oil
The first step is to boil the cauliflower and broccoli in water for about ten minutes. Put the freshly cooked vegetables on a layer of oil in a rectangular baking pan. Cut the pepper and cherry tomatoes and add them to the bowl. In a relatively large bowl, beat the eggs with salt and grated Parmesan. Pour the mixture into the pan, covering the vegetables, and add the grated soft cheese. The omelet must be cooked in the oven at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes.