One of my favorite ways to make vegetables is to steam or sauté them and then season them. I found a grill seasoning once that was really delicious, but it used dried rosemary and sometimes the twigs would get stuck in your teeth. I decided that since I loved the flavor, but not the rosemary, I would try my own seasoning. I found a perfect combination that I love to use when I want some steamed or sautéed vegetables, but want to add some extra flavor. One of the key ingredients is lemon pepper. It seems to add a little brightness to the flavor that really sets the vegetables off. I love to season steamed cauliflower and carrots this way. It’s a healthier way to add some flavor to them without adding cheese or butter and brown sugar. But this time I sautéed some mixed veggies and added my favorite spices. I loved the result. It added a delicious flavor to the vegetables and really spiced them up without adding extra calories. It’s quick and easy, and you can even mix up the spices ahead of time in a large batch to make it easier.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 small red onion chopped
- 1 medium zucchini sliced
- 1 large yellow bell pepper chopped
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 1 tsp lemon pepper
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Salt to taste
- Over medium high heat, heat the olive oil in a large skillet.
- Sauté the onion for 2 minutes.
- Add the zucchini and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add the bell peppers and tomatoes.
- Continue to cook until the vegetables are hot and beginning to get tender.
- Add the seasonings, and adjust to taste as necessary.
- Mix well and serve hot.
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 1 Smart Points/1 Point
PER SERVING: 71 calories; 3.8g fat; .5g saturated fat; 9.4g carbohydrates; 1.5g sugar; 1.6g protein; 2.5g fiber