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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 295.2
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 212.5 mg
  • Sodium: 112.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g
  • Protein: 12.6 g

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Verdura - Dinner vegetables

Submitted by: REBECKY44
Verdura - Dinner vegetables

Introduction

Here's a simple dinner recipe consisting of boiled potatoes, vegetables, and plain omlete. It has been a typical everyday dinner recipe across towns and villages of Catalonia.
In 30 minutes you will be able to serve a healthy and nutritious dinner recipe, exactly as my mother did almost every evening to seven children. I still hear the sound of the forks when the whole neighborhood started beating the eggs for dinner. As the proverb says: Eat boiled vegetables and you'll live a long life.
Here's a simple dinner recipe consisting of boiled potatoes, vegetables, and plain omlete. It has been a typical everyday dinner recipe across towns and villages of Catalonia.
In 30 minutes you will be able to serve a healthy and nutritious dinner recipe, exactly as my mother did almost every evening to seven children. I still hear the sound of the forks when the whole neighborhood started beating the eggs for dinner. As the proverb says: Eat boiled vegetables and you'll live a long life.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    •1-quart water
    •4 medium-sized potatoes, about 1 1/4 pounds - peeled and quartered
    •1 pound Italian flat beans or green beans - caps snapped and broken in half
    •2 medium size onions - peeled and cut in half
    •3 medium carrots, about 1/2 pound - cut into 1.5 inch pieces
    •1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
    •Extra virgin olive oil and salt for seasoning

Directions

1.Peel the potatoes, put them in a colander and wash them under cold water. Quarter them. The pieces should be rather big, of about 1.5 to 2 inches.

2.Peel the onions, cut them by half and set aside in the colander.

3.Wash the green beans under water, snap or cut off the stem ends, and break or cut them in half. Set them aside in the colander with the onions.

4.Drop the potatoes in a deep pot with the quart cold water. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes depending on how hard they are.

5.In the meantime scrub the carrots under cold running water. Trim the ends and cut them into 1.5 inch pieces. Don't cut carrots until ready to use, because carrots tend to oxidize quickly. When the potatoes come to a boil, add the carrots and cover.

6.After 3 minutes, add the onion halves and the green beans and cover. Bring to a boil and uncover so that the beans keep its intense green color. After 5 minutes add salt, and continue cooking for 5 more minutes.

7.Test the potatoes with a pointed knife. Taste the green beans. If the potatoes are tender, and the green beans crispy, drain all ingredients in a colander.

8.In the meantime, begin making a plain omelette for each guest with 1 or 2 eggs each, depending on how hungry you are, and place them on a plate.

9.Serves 4. Serve straight away together with the omelettes. Traditionally every guest seasons to taste his/her potatoes and the vegetables with olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Variations of this dinner recipe
You can alternate the omelette with a grilled of fried hake fillet. Fresh fish is optimal for this simple dinner recipe, but frozen hake is fine too.

As regards the vegetables, you can replace the carrots, or even the green or flat beans, with another fresh vegetable of your choice: Swiss chard, spinach, broccoli or cauliflower.

This simple dinner recipe is only one example of the many easy and nutritious dinner recipes consumed across the Catalan Countries through many generations. I invite you to join us in our healthy Mediterranean food dishes for everyday dining.
(www.mediterranean-food-recipes.com)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REBECKY44.






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