mmmmmmmmm so tasty!
I love stuffed vegetables.
My all time favourite vegetable to stuff is red capsicum! Its so sweet & delicious when its been roasted! I just LOVE it!
Here's some other veggies that stuff well:
- sweet potato
How to stuff vegetables:
If the vegetable is hollow, simply cut the top off & spoon out any seeds.
If the vegetable is full - you need to scoop out the flesh (you can use it in the stuffing mixture).
Mix the 'stuffing' in a big bowl.
Spoon into the vegetables and bake until soft.
- If the vegetable is very hard you may need to precook it a little to be able to scoop the flesh out!
- I find a moderate oven works best, so that it doesn't burn the outside of the vegetable skin.- I recommend cooking time of 40-60 minutes depending on how 'hard' the vegetable is - note that precooked vegetables will take less time.
Ideas for stuffing mixture:
- precooked brown rice
- capsicum- lentils
- spinach leaves
- mashed potato
- carrots (don't need to be precooked)
- onion, spring onion
And don't forget your herbs and spices!
You can top with avocado once the vegetables are cooked if you like :D
Its so much fun to experiment with different flavours and it can make the meal taste so different each time! Why not combine some classic flavours like Indian spiced-rice with coconut milk, or Italian herbs & lentils, or pizza-type vegetables with a tomato base.
Pictured is a mix of carrots, spinach, brown rice & tomatoes with basil.
BUT WAIT.................. There's more!!!!!
I just feel like potatoes deserve a special mention of their own! Probably because I never 'stuff' potatoes in quite the same way that I do other vegetables!
I always prebake them wrapped in foil & then cut them open to pile (and pile high) my fillings on.
I usually opt not to precook my fillings for stuffing potatoes but rather use easy to chop and serve fillings such as baked beans, mashed avocado and several canned items - pineapple, corn etc. I also find that lots of leftover meals can be warmed and served on top of baked potatoes to re-create the meal is a whole new light!So good! The topping list is endless!
Pictures is leftover lentils, capsicum, mushrooms, spring onion, corn & tahini.
|Simple stuffed potato - baked beans & mashed avocado! So delicious!|