Veggie Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest. Why not give a blessing of the harvest instead of with a turkey with lots of veggies on the table. This is a generous by flavor and color recipe for your Thanksgiving table if you don’t eat a turkey, or as a side dish.

vegetable dish

What is necessary?

  • Black beans from a can (I usually make sure that the sodium quantity is as low as possible if at all)
  • Turnip (the most important ingredient for me)
  • Red Onion, garlic
  • Carrots
  • Red, Yellow and Green Peppers
  • Corn
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Spices: Salt, Pepper, Cumin (1/2 teaspoon), Red Pepper Flakes, Soy Sauce


How to prepare:

Cut the veggies in bigger/chunky pieces as you see in the image and the turnip slices up in circles.

Put some oil (I use olive oil) in big pan and some garlic and in a minute the harder veggies – carrots, peppers, and turnip. Once it starts softening, add the onions and the black beans, and corn. Make sure you stir often and stir in the spices.


Once it is almost ready, add a little bit of soy sauce and stir well. Be careful with the quantity of soy sauce you add if you have already added some  salt- soy sauce is usually high sodium.  Keep stirring until the soy sauce evaporates. Add some golden toasted sesame seeds for some crunchiness and additional flavor and of course- good look. This dish can be a meal by itself or served as a side.  The choice is all yours.


The ready dish can be served family style in a big bowl ..


or as a side dish beside a pieces of chicken or fish.


Happy Thanksgiving, be it with a Turkey, veggies, or whatever you can celebrate it with!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s