I love veggies. But if I'm honest, the way I like to eat them probably isn't the healthiest. I'm from the South so I like my green beans to be juicy - to have been cooked overnight with bacon mixed in. (My mom makes the BEST green beans around.) I also like my okra and my squash fried.
I found a recipe on Pinterest last week. The photo just made those veggies look SO good. I decided I would try it in order to eat some healthy veggies. I was worried I wouldn't like it since they weren't fried, but I was wrong! Woohoo!
P.S. - I grabbed my good camera to get some pics of these right out of the oven, but as life goes, the battery was dead. iPhone shots will have to do.
The recipe actually uses potatoes, squash and tomatoes, but since Will & I aren't big tomato fans I substituted it for zucchini instead.
The recipe also called for fresh thyme leaves. Will was sweet enough to make a last minute grocery run to look for these, but he said they were out. I decided to just use dried thyme. I'm no herb expert, but I don't know if I should have done that. I'm not sure how much the difference between fresh and dried herbs affects the taste. Don't get me wrong, it was still delish, but next time I will probably just go without the thyme.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 small tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 medium yellow summer squash, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 medium Yukon Gold potato, sliced 1/4-inch thick
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil over medium and cook onion until tender and lightly golden, 6 to 8 minutes.
Arrange the onion on the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Overlap tomato, squash, and potato on top of the onion. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with thyme and Parmesan, and drizzle with more oil.
Bake covered for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden, 30 minutes more.
Recipe from Whole Living
So easy! And I'm loving my new healthy veggie dish!