Anyone who says a vegetarian meal can't be fulfilling and flavorful must try tonight's rapid yet delicious dinner. A large variety of fresh summer vegetables are stewed with a fragrant curry sauce. Fresh basil and parsley finish off the dish that tastes great alone or over rice. Pair with a cool white wine and you are in for a rewarding and guilt free Thursday night meal. Sound scrumptious? Get the recipe when you,
1 1/2 Tbs. vegetable or olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 bay leaf
1 medium clove garlic, minced
1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. mild curry powder
2 cups peeled, diced summer squash ( 1/2-inch pieces)
2 cups peeled, diced all-purpose potatoes ( 1/2-inch pieces)
1 1/2 cups fresh corn (3 medium ears), or frozen
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 1/4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 tsp. salt
1 ripe medium tomato, halved, seeded and diced
1 to 2 tsp. chopped fresh basil
1 to 2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
- In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion and bay leaf and cook, stirring often, until onion is softened, about 8 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil, garlic, flour and curry powder and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
- Stir in squash, potatoes, corn, bell pepper, broth and salt until well combined. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat slightly and cook until potatoes are barely tender, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in tomato and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated and vegetables are tender and coated with medium-thick gravy, 5 to 6 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in basil and parsley. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve hot over rice if desired.