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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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