Whatever the reason, this spicy vegetable combo is an amazing side dish for any time of day. You can make it within minutes either as a standalone salad, in a meal, or as part of a soup, omelette, or fried rice.
Prepare This Spicy Vegetable Combo In A Few Minutes Any Time!
Let’s talk about the stars of the show: the vegetables!
This recipe uses onions, corn kernels, zucchini, squash, bell pepper, spinach, and garlic. While all of these make for a tasty mix, they can be replaced.
Some good substitutes for onions include shallots, a fennel bulb, celery, or chives. Corn kernels can be changed to carrots, peas, water chestnuts, or mushrooms.
On the other hand, bell peppers are crunchier, so a good hard texture such as asparagus or green beans can work. In some cases, even cherry tomatoes work, but make sure the flavor matches the rest.
The garlic in this case is essential for flavoring, but if there isn’t any fresh one, use powdered garlic. In a pinch, add ginger or lemongrass for an added twist.
Finally, the spinach is used at the end for flavor and texture. In this case, you can use kale, slaw, or watercress.
You can flavor this however you choose, but the recipe calls for chili powder, making it a bit spicy. You can use other spices though. Some good options include cumin, curry powder, garlic, and onion powder, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, or red pepper flakes.
Whatever the flavors you pick, this vegetable dish is a great way to get your daily nutrients and eat something tasty too. Add chicken, tuna, salmon, shrimp, or tofu for a quick protein pick-me-up.
There you have it! This spicy vegetable combo is all you need tonight, for lunch, or as a healthy snack. Don’t let your veggies go to waste and use them wisely with this recipe!
Spicy Vegetable Combo
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped (or onion powder)
3 garlic cloves, minced (or garlic powder)
kernels from 2 ears of corn
1 zucchini, diced
1 yellow squash, diced
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 tbsp chili powder
salt and pepper
1 cup (128 g) spinach, chopped
- Place a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Heat the olive oil.
- Saute the onions for 2 min, then stir in the garlic and saute for another min.
- Stir in the corn, zucchini, yellow squash, and bell pepper.
- Stir constantly and allow it to cook for 4 min until the vegetables begin to soften.
- Season with salt, chili powder and pepper. Mix well.
- You can turn off the heat and add in the spinach.
- Serve warm, enjoy.