I made these for dinner last night and I'm in HEAVEN! What an easy, light, tasty way to make dinner for one (the husband and child stuck with leftovers.) I used to make Skillet Veggies all the time and simple got out of the habit. Not sure why. It's so easy to make a base of veggies to use with anything... tacos, pizza, wraps, side dish, really, however you want to use them, they work.
Last night I decided to make up just enough for me. I had some small whole grain soft taco shells and that feta cheese calling my name. Normally I use a bit of mexican cheese blend when I make something like this but I have to admit, I liked the creaminess the feta added.
The secret to the veggies is to bring them just to the point of burning. It makes a GREAT flavor and turns otherwise plain veggies into an amazing tasty dish.
- 2 slices sweet onion chopped
- About ¼ cup zucchini chopped
- About ¼ cup yellow squash chopped
- About ¼ cup pepper (I used a red one) chopped
- 8 grape tomatoes halved
- ½ tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Kosher Salt
- Black pepper
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 2 small whole wheat taco shells (I use Trader Joe's brand)
- 1 oz crumbled Feta
- green chili sauce
Heat a small non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Add the onion and LEAVE IT ALONE! For at least 2 minute so that the onion just starts to burn.
Toss the onion around a bit and then add the remaining veggies.
Sprinkle with a bit of Kosher salt and pepper. Toss to coat everthing and then cover.
Now... you will be tempted to open the cover. Don't touch it for 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes uncover, add the basil and parsley. Toss to coat everything and cover again for 2 more minutes.
Once the 2 minutes are up you should have something that looks like this...
Some of the veggies will be scorched, the flavors will have all mixed and now you are ready to make you delisious tacos!
Warm the shells either in a skillet or in the microwave for a few seconds. Split the veggie filling between the two shells.
Top with the feta, about half ounce on each.
Now you could add a bit of salsa or tabasco but my favorite is Green Pepper Sauce it's got a great flavor with just enough heat.
Again, the nutritional info will vary slightly depending on your taco shells. The ones I use are from Trade Joe's. They are whole grain/low carb and only 45 calories each.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|1||Entire Recipe (2 tacos)|
|215||10g||17g||old: 4||new: 6|
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