After encountering some health issues, I decided to change my diet a little and lay off the bread and dairy and start eating more vegetables. I decided to start a relatively large outdoor vegetable growing project at home. After having great success with it, I always made sure to eat the as many of the vegetables as I could. So it ended up being a great way to help get the vegetables in my body that I so desperately needed. Although I still eat my occasional slice of bread or a bowl of ice cream, for the most part, I do not miss the way bread and dairy makes me feel.
I created this vegetable medley, after visiting a Mediterranean restaurant in Mouth Pleasant one day and I ordered a Quinoa Bowl and absolutely loved the vegetable mix that was served with the dish. So the very next day, I recreated the dish my way and it was one of my favorites yet. I will share the completed recipe for the entire dish soon but for now, check out how to put together this great medley of vegetables.
Zucchini, quartered, sliced 1 large
Red Onion, chopped 1/4 cup
Red or Yellow Pepper, chopped 1 each
Cucumber, quartered, sliced 1 large
Tomato, sliced, chopped 1 medium
Baby Arugula 1 cup (optional)
Avocado Oil 2 tablespoon
Kosher Salt ½ teaspoon
Black Pepper ¼ teaspoon
Variations: Add feta cheese crumbles, add fresh chopped basil, add chopped hot peppers (cook with other vegetables )
This is a very quick and easy vinaigrette recipe that is pretty healthy as well. If you are looking for a simple dressing that has great flavor but is not overpowering, this is your dressing. I use this Vinaigrette in various dishes. It is also featured in my cookbook, Making It Delicious.
Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons
White vinegar 1/4 cup
Black pepper to taste
Dry dill 1/8–1/4 teaspoon
Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon
Dry oregano 1/4 teaspoon
Sugar 1/2 teaspoon
Juice of lemon 1/2 of lemon
Olive oil 1/2 cup
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If you enjoyed this medley of flavors, check out my recipe for Greek Chicken Tacos. I am certain that the combination of flavors will have your taste buds spinning.
Check out my restaurant’s website, Johnny D’s, for a closer look on what I do every day when I am not cooking at home.
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