Vegetable recipes offer an infinite number of flavor combinations . If you are among the supporters of a healthy lifestyle and are trying to reduce meat consumption, healthy vegetable recipes are a suitable addition to your menu.
Differently prepared vegetables have different effects on our body. Fresh salads , vegetable juices or smoothies cool our body and therefore we should consume them especially in the summer months. On the contrary, heat-treated vegetables in the form of soups, baked dumplings or stir-fried mixtures will warm us up during the dry autumn and winter .
Try the best vegan and vegetarian recipes with vegetables that will provide you with enough vitamins, minerals, enzymes and healthy energy in a natural form.
Recipes with cabbage
Fresh and sauerkraut are among the traditional Czech ingredients, but you can find cabbage recipes abroad as well. It is best to consume uncooked sauerkraut , which, like other fermented vegetables, contains a direct load of vitamins .
Young cabbage is soft and crunchy, so it is best used for a winter cabbage salad . We can also make excellent meatballs or cabbage pancakes from it, or serve it baked with potatoes and pieces of smoked meat.
Boiled cabbage is a classic side dish to roast meat – depending on taste, we can choose white Czech or red Moravian cabbage, which tends to be more acidic. Not only in Wallachia, sauerkraut is also used to make an excellent cabbage soup with sausage and potatoes – kisela.
Recipes with zucchini
Zucchini belongs to the taste-neutral types of vegetables, but it has a wide range of uses in the kitchen, both hot and cold. Thanks to the high proportion of water , it can be tasted in many ways and we will use it both in the preparation of salty dishes and sweet pastries .
Zucchini recipes are healthy, cheap and easy to prepare. The fried zucchini in a triple wrap or the popular zucchini potato pancakes and pancakes are worth trying .
Zucchini can also be made sweet, zucchini bun with chocolate coating or soft muffins taste great.
Zucchini can also be pickled in the same way as pickles. Sterilized zucchini is great as a cold side dish to grilled or roasted meat.
Recipes with broccoli
Broccoli is tasty, healthy and great to work with in the kitchen. Just cook in water or steam for a few minutes and you are ready to eat. Raw broccoli tends to be hard, so it is better to blanch it briefly before use. You can also freeze the florets prepared in this way, frozen broccoli will come in handy when you don’t have time to stand at the stove – just pour it into a pot and boil it briefly. Cooked broccoli can also replace a side dish if you’re trying to cut back on carbs.
However, more complex broccoli recipes are also worth trying – you can bake it, fry it or mix it into spreads. Baked broccoli is one of the most popular recipes, just add potatoes, garlic and your favorite cheese or some bacon. Also try excellent broccoli soups – creamy broccoli cream or classic broccoli soup with pieces of green florets tastes great.
Recipes with celery
Celery is either loved or hated due to its distinctive taste. Learn how to properly prepare it and try fantastic recipes with celery that the whole family will enjoy.
Classic celeriac forms the basis of soups – an honest broth is not complete without a piece of celery. You can also try creamy celery soup with cream, which softens the strong aroma of vegetables. Fried celery in a triple wrap is also excellent, and if you’re watching your calorie intake, treat yourself to an excellent diet celery puree as a side dish instead of mashed potatoes. The classic celery salad with cream is also popular.
Celery is especially useful in cold cuisine – it naturally cools the body, even if you don’t store it in the fridge. That is why you will appreciate it especially in the hot summer as part of a refreshing smoothie . You can also add celery to vegetable salads, both as a side dish and for lunch. If you don’t mind its fibers, just cut the petioles into small pieces.