|Veggie Plate, Cool Meal on a Summer Day|
What turns a plate of Veggies (in this case: mushrooms, zucchini, and tomatoes) into a delicious meal? In my humble opinion, any of these techniques will do:
-Browning/ Sauteing the veggies (don't be afraid of high heat)
-using plenty of good Extra Virgin Olive Oil
-Fresh sliced/ diced Onions
- and of course: SALT!
I made all these Veggies yesterday so today I was able to simply pull the Pyrex out of the fridge and plate it and sit down to enjoy. Isn't it pretty?! I think so :) and yes, it was delicious - due to the browning, the good EVOO, the garlic, the onions and the salt.
You may say: where is the protein?! Well it was a hot day and I wasn't all that hungry, but still, I never skip a meal; this was the perfect solution :) After sitting down to eat it I thought....mmmm some nice Kalamata Olives would have been a great addition or some fresh Mozzarella, alas I had neither and survived with just the Veggies ;)
You know about "eating your water"? That's a thing and very important in the summer heat. This meal fits the bill!