Skillet Barbecued Winter Vegetable Medley

This is a great addition to the dinner plate if you want to revamp your dinner sides.  I always try to make my plate at dinner 50-75% vegetables with the rest being a high quality biological protein source.  In other words, I eat much like a caveman (…in this case cavewoman).  I am a huge fan of the caramelized taste of vegetables when they are browned!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c zucchini, finely sliced
  • 1/2 c green pepper, finely sliced
  • 1/2 c red pepper, finely sliced
  • 1/2 c yellow onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, fresh
  • 1 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • OPTIONAL: Salt & additional black pepper as desired

Methodology

  1. Prepare and portion out ingredients.
  2. Heat up a medium frying pan and add in the portioned olive oil.
  3. Toss in all vegetables and mix them up in the pan.
  4. Sprinkle the pepper and parsley atop the vegetables then allow for browning (3-5 minutes).  When browning is noticed flip over the vegetables to allow for the other side to caramelize (3-5 minutes).
  5. OPTIONAL:  Add salt and extra ground black pepper to the product.
  6. Set the finished vegetables aside and serve with a main entrée.
  7. Mangia!

***Do not overcook because then the beneficial nutrients (naturally occurring vitamins and minerals which are a source of antioxidants) are removed from the vegetable when dried out.

Nutrient content per serving (1 c): 82.25 calories; 5.12 grams carbohydrate; 0.99 grams protein; 3.5 grams fat; 55.25 milligrams vitamin-C; 216.50 milligrams vitamin-A; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 13.75 milligrams calcium; & 1.17 grams fiber

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