Once in a while I'll get some ideas about inventing new recipes. Now that it's July, my garden is bursting with yummy veggies for us to work with. Yellow and I think JULY is the perfect month for Veggie recipes. My first recipe idea is cooking with squash and zucchini. A few days ago I invented a new recipe and my husband loved it so much he ate it all. I have to agree it was fantastic. I could not come up with any names for it, so I posted to my friends on Facebook and asked them to come up with names for this new dish. After many interesting suggestions, I picked Vickie's suggestion, "Veggie Strings."
Below is my new recipe for "Veggie Strings" an easy, fast summer dish the whole family will love. Best part is, it's Gluten Free!
1 Yellow squash,
salt and pepper
1 TBSP Feta cheese
Serves 2 people.
I have a new toy, it's a mandolin slicer. This is a fast way to make healthy, fast food and I love that part.
Now I know you won't believe me when I say that people don't know what a parsnip is, but it's true. I took a picture to show them. Make sure you wash this really well, because they tend to be gritty.
A Parsnip looks a bit like a carrot but tastes nothing like it. Use the string setting on your mandolin and slice the parsnip first and then cook the parsnips in a frying pan with olive oil on med high. cook until light brown, maybe 3 to 4 mins.
Using the mandolin slicer, slice the yellow squash and zucchini the same way and add salt and pepper now. Add those to the frying pan and add a tiny bit more olive oil.
Cooking time is up to you. For me it's about 4 minutes because I like a bit of crunch to it, but if you like it softer then I would go 8 minutes. You can top it with Feta cheese or any cheese, or nothing at all. I hope you like this as much as we do!
Keep a watch out as the Yellow Rose and I have some really fun and easy summer veggie dishes coming next and we are very excited to share them with you. Send me a post and let me know what you think of this new recipe "Veggie Strings."