Mean Green Vegetarian Stir-fry

Mean Green Vegetarian Stir-fry

Mean Green Vegetarian Stir-fry

This week, the Produce Geek recommended three of my all-time favorite green vegetables: Green peppers, green beans and organic broccoli.  I could hardly wait to create a dish with them!

Green is good, so I decided to add even more green – and amazing flavor – with pesto. What really makes this vegetarian stir-fry unique is that it features eggs. Not only do they give the meal an attractive texture, but they’re a marvelous protein source.  

And to make a good thing even better, I added Kalamata olives into the mix – truly the “icing on the cake”.  I enjoyed this stir-fry without any underlying grain, but feel free to serve it on a bed of rice or pasta if you prefer.

Note that this stir-fry can be easily adapted to the tastes of carnivores or vegans by substituting chicken or beans. For all intents and purposes, this meal is also gluten-free, but be sure to check the label on the olives and pesto you’re using if gluten is a concern for  you.

What You’ll Need For the Stir-fry:

First the Produce Geek’s picks…

  • Green pepper – 3 cups, sliced then cut into bite-sized pieces

    Raw materials for Mean Green Vegetarian Stir-fry

    Raw materials for this week's recipe

  • Green beans – 3 cups fresh beans
  • Organic broccoli – 3 cups, cut into bite-sized pieces

Other ingredients…

  • Eggs –  Either 8 whole eggs or 4 whole + 8 whites (if you’re watching fat and cholesterol)
  • Kalamata olives – 3/4 cup, pitted
  • Pesto – 4 Tbsp
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, minced

Get cooking…

  1. Warm 1 Tbsp of olive oil in an extra large deep frying pan or wok on med-high heat.
  2. Add garlic cloves, green pepper, green beans and broccoli – stir often and cook for approximately 10 minutes until veggies are starting to get tender.
  3. Lower heat to slightly lower than medium and add eggs.
  4. Stir constantly until eggs are thoroughly cooked and mixed throughout the vegetables.
  5. Add olives and pesto, and stir until evenly distributed throughout the dish.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
Makes 4 servings

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