TRY THIS: VEGETARIAN ZUCCHINI + SWEET POTATO SLICE
I had a weekend recently where, without planning, I ate out three times. No big deal, right? Well, sort of. It was fun and I enjoyed each social situation but unfortunately I don’t have the strongest constitution and immune system. Eating alot of crap can very quickly leave me feeling crap. That’s the reason I eat clean now, to stay healthy and strong.
Since that weekend I’ve been focusing on eating a predominantly vegetarian based diet to give my digestive system a break. I’ve had fun playing with recipes and trying to come up with new meals to try.
Which lead me to this – Zucchini and Sweet Potato Slice. I found it in a magazine and tweaked it, as I do with most recipes. So I’d like to share this with you.
What you’ll need:
- 1 red onion
- 1 large sweet potato – grated
- 2 large zucchinis – grated
- 5 pastured/free range eggs
- 1 cup pre-cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 large leek – grated
- 1/4 chopped parsley
- Salt + pepper
- 2 garlic cloves – diced
- 100grams full-fat ricotta (this is optional)
- Coconut Oil
- 1/2 bunch silverbeet – chopped coarsley
- Lemon juice, ACV, olive oil – salad dressing
- Cherry tomatos
What to do:
Preheat your oven to 180 and line a baking tray with baking paper
Heat the coconut oil in a pan and add in the onion, stirring until soft, before adding in the garlic and the sweet potato. Stiry until soft.
Whisk your eggs and flour then and season with salt/pepper/cumin. Add in the sweet potato mixture, zucchini (squeeze out excess water). Add in parsley, leeks, quinoa and ricotta if you are choosing to.
Pour the mixture into your tray/dish and bake for 25 – 30minutes or until it’s nice and golden.
Prepare a steamed silverbeet salad with sprouts and make a dressing of fresh lemon juice, dash of ACV and olive oil.
Serve the slice with the salad a few fresh or oven-baked cherry tomatoes.
This was seriously, delicious, filling and nutritious. The best bit? It doubles as breakfast too! I had it the next morning with some homemade hummus.
Enjoy and saha to you.