Tuscan Herb Vegetables
My husband is a simple man. He likes meat. He likes potatoes. He can tolerate pizza, as long as I don’t make it too frequently.
I remember when I tried to make him eat pesto, probably 6 years ago, and he thought I was trying to poison him. He still has a grudge against basil.
Any food I make that is Italian, or that has fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme, are almost guaranteed to be greeted with little enthusiasm from him.
So it was to my great surprise, when I served these Tuscan Herb Vegetables, that he raved about them during the entire meal! Granted, I didn’t tell him that they contained sprigs of rosemary, and kalamata olives, but he gobbled them right up.
And here is why.
They’re freaking amazing.
Don’t just trust me on this, try it for yourself. And maybe give them to your husband/wife/child/neighbor that isn’t an adventurous eater. Let’s broaden some horizons here, shall we?
Tuscan Herb Vegetables
- 1 bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, cut into chunky strips
- 1 zucchini, stem removed, cut into bite-sized chunks
- 1 yellow squash, stem removed, cut into bite-sized chunks
- 2 ripe tomatoes, stem removed and sliced into bite-sized chunks
- 1 onion, peeled and sliced into thin srips
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, diced
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to a bowl, mix well, and allow to marinate for one hour.
Warm up a grill pan or a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add tuscan herb vegetables, and allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente. This took about 10 minutes, but may vary depending on the size of your pan. Remove from heat, and enjoy!
If you don’t like veggies al dente, you can increase your cooking time until you’re satisfied with the doneness of the veggies.
Super simple, right? My husband suggested that this would make a great pizza topping, so we’ll be trying that, since these summer veggies are abundant this time of year.
I hope you enjoy these crisp, warm and flavorful veggies as much as my family did!
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