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Vegetarian Recipes: Use Leftover Vegetables

Updated on August 10, 2014

Some vegetable suggestions for Stir Fry

Broccoli is healthful and adds taste to this dish.
Broccoli is healthful and adds taste to this dish.
Eggplant is a nice addition--if you like it.
Eggplant is a nice addition--if you like it.
Add  colorful peppers.
Add colorful peppers.

Vegetarian Recipes for left over veggies

Try this vegetarian recipes using some of those left over vegetables in your fridge. The stir fry method of cooking is an easy way to use left over vegetables to make a quick, easy and economical dinner. Go through your fridge and bring out all the fresh as well as sad looking vegetables that you were thinking of throwing out and cook them up. Don't worry if the veggies are a bit soft or even bruised as they often will cook up just fine. You will feel very self-righteous that you are using vegetables that you may have otherwise thrown away. I made a dinner the other night with a wide variety of left over veggies, actually ones that I have never put together in one dish. I got rave reviews from my husband.

Ingredients For Vegetarian Recipes

  • Eggplant, (this is optional)
  • Colorful peppers
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • One clove Fresh garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Sesame, Grapeseed or Canola Oil
  • 1 Cup White wine
  • One Tablespoon each Tarragon, Basil, Rosemary, Oregano
  • One teaspoon Chile powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh tomatoes

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Large frying pan with these veggies 8 people

Other Vegetables to Use

Tomatoes add some flavor
Tomatoes add some flavor
Add a variety of greens
Add a variety of greens
Add green beans
Add green beans

Instructions For Vegetarian recipes

  1. Chop all the veggies you have selected into bite size pieces.
  2. Heat oil in the frying pan. Brown garlic clove.
  3. If you are using eggplant-cut in small pieces and brown in the frying pan for 15 minutes. You may need to add extra oil.
  4. Add the rest of your vegetables and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. If you want to make this dish for non-vegetarians add a cup or two of chopped chicken or beef.
  6. Mix your seasonings in the cup of wine and pour over the veggies.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until the rest of the vegetables are tender.

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Added Notes

Remember: You can use any veggies for vegetarian stir fry. I have made a few suggestions but you can try others like: mushrooms, zucchini, cauliflower, pea pods, beans, squash etc. There are so many vegetables you can enjoy with vegetarian recipes.


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    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Shara63: Thanks for dropping in and kind words.

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      9 years ago from Delhi

      attractive & healthy and the best is, so easy in my limits of time!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks unknown spy for dropping in and lovely comments.

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      Life Under Construction 

      9 years ago from Neverland

      Very healthy recipe and delicious too.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Om Paramapoonya: Thanks for visiting and your very kind comments. I have to admit it was pretty good. I love making up new concoctions. With all these recipes I practically have a cookbook. Thanks again.

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      Om Paramapoonya 

      9 years ago

      Sounds yummy and healthy! Plus, I like your generous use of spices. This is certainly a must-try!


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