Tag: vegetarian

Green bean pasticcio (Pasticcio di fagiolini verdi)

An Italian pasticcio is a baked dish of vegetables, meat or pasta that is bound together with béchamel sauce, eggs and cheese. It can either be turned out like a pie or served straight from the baking dish. This tasty version contains well-cooked green beans and is based on a Marcella […]

 

Borlotti beans in olive oil (burbunya pilaki)

Burbunya pilaki is a popular Turkish dish of fresh borlotti (burbunya) beans stewed in olive oil with vegetables. Borlotti beans are pretty pink speckled beans that lose the markings when cooked. They are similar in taste to chestnuts and are very nutritious. Dried or canned borlotti beans can be used […]

 
Lentil and silverbeet soup

Lentil and silverbeet soup (Adas bi hamod)

This rustic and fresh-tasting soup is from Lebanon. The main ingredients are common-or-garden green lentils and a big bunch of silverbeet, with the potato being optional. The soup is flavoured with lemon juice and you can add pomegranate molasses as well for a more complex tang. The soup is definitely […]

 
Tomato tart

Tomato tart (Torta di pomodoro)

This beautiful tomato tart (torta di pomodoro) is from Tuscany and is really quite similar to a quiche. It is lighter and brighter and doesn’t contain any cream. Serve it for a special first course or as a main course with a salad. It is also a great vegetarian main […]

 

Vegetable stock (basic recipe)

Homemade vegetable stock is a great ingredient to have on hand for soups, sauces, pilaffs and risotto. It is not difficult to make and once the vegies and water have been brought to the boil it really looks after itself. Avoid using strongly flavoured vegetables in stock such as cabbage, […]