11 July 2011

Meatless Monday. The time I ate a red pepper.

I never thought how hard it would be just to come up with one meat-free dinner idea a week. I have realized that almost every dinner that I prepare starts out by picking which meat from the freezer I'll be using and then come up with a recipe. Shame on me! As I mentioned before, I am not a vegetable fan. There are only a select few that I actually enjoy eating. Shame on me! (again) So when I was stumped on what to cook this week I just closed my eyes and picked the first recipe I saw on the Meatless Monday website. It called for red peppers, which is one of my least favorite (as a child I cut into one and found a worm inside, YUCK!) but I sucked it up and soaked in the vitamin C.
Antipasto salad with Potatoes it is then!
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 large red potato, scrubbed and diced
  • 1 cup green beans (fresh/frozen)
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced  

First, steam the carrots and potatoes 8-10 minutes, until just tender, and pour into a large salad bowl. Next, steam the green beans and cauliflower 6-8 minutes, until just tender, and add to the salad bowl. Add the pepper slices and capers.


Whisk together the vinegar, oil, lemon juice, orange juice, garlic and mustard in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss well to mix.
Can be served immediately or refrigerated to serve later.



  1. you can always add tofu- but i like a cooked tofu :)

  2. Looks pretty good to me! :) that would be hard though. I'm such a carnivore...

  3. WOWZA! That looks delicious. I have always wanted to try vegetarianism for like a week or something, but I love my meat. I'm afraid if I did do it I would eat nothing but cheese. You should definitely do more of these, maybe I'll get inspired.