Tuesday, 6 July 2010

quick vegan supper of fresh leaves and left overs!

I opened the fridge to see what was in there to make a quick supper ... there wasn't a lot!  However, the garden is producing lots of lovely leaves at the moment, so when it came to finding something to bulk it out, I was spoilt for choice:-)

From the fridge I took some left over cooked carrots and green beans, a half jar of vegan red pesto sauce and some mushrooms.  I grabbed a large shallot from the basket, and a tin of cannelini beans from the cupboard.  The garden provided, from top left - pea shoots,  red and white chard, perpetual spinach, large rocket leaves, and a couple of spikes of purple sprouting broccoli.

I chopped the shallot, chard stalks and broccoli stems, then sliced the remaining leaves and mushrooms.
Fry the shallots and stems in a little sesame and olive oil until softened.
Add the leaves, mushrooms and broccoli head.  Stir for a couple of minutes.  Add a little water to steam the veg.
Toss in the leaves and stir briskly, they will wilt down very quickly in the heat.

Add the mushrooms and stir for a couple of minutes

Stir in the left over vegetables, then add the pesto sauce and a drop more water so that everything gets lightly coated.  Finally, stir in half a can of beans.

I think the colourful medley looked bright and cheerful, and, more importantly, it was really tasty:-)

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad it was tasty - it looks like a nice, colourful mixture :)


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