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    Question Vegetable Recipes?

    Anyone know of some good ways to cook fresh vegetables? Specifically yellow summer squash and green beans right now. Wanting to find a new way to cook them basically. For the yellow sqaush I've usually pan fried slices with some garlic salt till they crisp up a bit. Green beans usually just boil or have cooked on the stove top with some olive oil, seasoning, and bacon till they tender a little too.

    Just want to see if anyone else had some ways they've cooked these that are tasty. I'd got some fresh green onion, green pepper, and lettuce and some cucumber, tomatoes, and jalepenos in my garden coming soon too I'm always looking for recipes for. Could use a good salsa one actually now that I think about it, the one I tried last year wasn't the greatest.


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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    cut the squash into wedges (skin on or off is your choice) and lightly coat in olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Put in aluminum foil packet and put on grill until soft. Awesome.




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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    cut the squash into wedges (skin on or off is your choice) and lightly coat in olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Put in aluminum foil packet and put on grill until soft. Awesome.
    Might try that tonight, grilling steaks if it's not pouring rain when I get home. how thick do you cut the wedges and how long on the grill?


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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    cut the squash into wedges (skin on or off is your choice) and lightly coat in olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Put in aluminum foil packet and put on grill until soft. Awesome.
    Sometimes I'll throw them straight onto the grill without wrapping in aluminum.


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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    Might try that tonight, grilling steaks if it's not pouring rain when I get home. how thick do you cut the wedges and how long on the grill?
    I cut them into a triangle shaped wedges about 1/2-3/4" wide at the bottom of the triangle and 2-3" long. It doesn't take very long on a hot grill. Just check them with a fork to the point they just turn soft. Overcooking is much worse than under IMO...turn to yellow mush.

    Perfect addition to a steak dinner.




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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    Squash - cut into thin slices, batter with egg and flour, and fry them in oil or butter. Squash can also be a good meat substitute in vegetarian dishes. Cut into chunks in stir-fry, pasta sauce (brown up first), cut into really small squares for breakfast omelets, or layer slices into lasagna.


    Green beans I am not so good with, they are also good in stir fries.



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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    yellow squash on kabobs is good, along with fresh pinneaple, mushrooms, etc. I usually put it all in a bowl first with some olive oil and greek seasoning, cover and shake. Pair with chicken, beef, pork and you have a nice light meal. We usually make rice to go with it. We also have a rice maker with a steamer in it, we will do that as well.


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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    I'll cut yellow squash or zuccini about 1/4 inch thick and saute in chicken broth with salt, pepper and garlic powder until tender. Super easy.
    The method described above of wrapping in foil and placing on the grill is great also.


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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    Also, green beans baked at 350 ish, sea salt, and a little soy sauce is pretty good. Same way you can do asparagus. Just don't cook too long, unless you like them soggy. 10 minutes should do it, but if you have a lot, experiment with it.


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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    Learn how to make a good pasta salad, that can use up tomatoes, green pepper, jalapeno, cucumbers, onions, ect.

    I love to add a bunch of grilled veggies to the pasta sauces you buy in the jar. And as I said before, stir fries use a bunch of veggies.

    I eat a lot of stir fries.



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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    As for your other veggies you could make a mean pico de gallo (salsa like). Dice the tomato, onions, and pepper up small (food processor works well) add some fresh cilantro and lime juice to the mix for a perfect pico. If you want the receipe PM me and I'll find this evening.




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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    green beans with mushrooms and cheese. good stuff.



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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    Typically I hate sweet potatos but my wife has been skinning them, cut into wedges, apply Olive Oil and a spice you like...greek seasoning or lawrys or salt/pepper or garlic salt...whatever sounds good to you. Cook on the grill, indirect heat due to the oil, until done (Soft like a potato)and has grill marks. Great with Bluecheese Burgers on the grill. Use ground chuck, crushed crackers, S/P and stick a small piece of butter inside the burger for moisture and compress slightly before cooking, never smoosh while cooking. Top with red onion, lettuce and Blue. Or skip the Blue and top with a ailoi dipping souce (Mayo and horseradish)...yummy!


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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    I've been making Mango Salsa lately.
    2 Mangos
    1 Red Bell Peper
    1/2 small red onion
    1/2 squeezed lime (the juice)
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/8 pepper
    1 Tbsp cilantro

    Just Chop them all up and mix togther. It does taste better if you let it sit in the frig overnight. I bet you could add the other peppers to it too.


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    Re: Vegetable Recipes?

    Quote Originally Posted by zach View Post
    Typically I hate sweet potatos but my wife has been skinning them, cut into wedges, apply Olive Oil and a spice you like...greek seasoning or lawrys or salt/pepper or garlic salt...whatever sounds good to you. Cook on the grill, indirect heat due to the oil, until done (Soft like a potato)and has grill marks. Great with Bluecheese Burgers on the grill. Use ground chuck, crushed crackers, S/P and stick a small piece of butter inside the burger for moisture and compress slightly before cooking, never smoosh while cooking. Top with red onion, lettuce and Blue. Or skip the Blue and top with a ailoi dipping souce (Mayo and horseradish)...yummy!
    Sweet potatoes cut up like fries, brush on olive oil and shake paprika over it all, use a little brown sugar and bake on 300 for 20-30 minutes, very good, very good for you! Sweet potatoes are the best veg for you.


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