Tasty Green Vegetable Recipes

Green vegetables are a source of vitamins and minerals and must be an essential part of our diet. They are also rich sources of fiber. Integrating them into daily meals does not necessary mean, having unwanted portions of greens on your plate. The below recipes with some of the most nutritious green vegetables, will leave you tempted to have larger portions of these veggies on your plate next time!

Asparagus and Broccoli, taste ok when boiled and sprinkled with salt and pepper, but for most of us foodies, just the thought of that sounds like pure torture! The recipe below can be applied to either asparagus or broccoli, and both taste wonderfully delicious prepared this way!

Broccoli Stir Fry

What you need:
One inch of ginger grated
One clove of garlic grated
One bunch of Broccoli cut into medium florets or 6 cups of Broccoli
(for asparagus one bunch or about 20 small asparagus )
One table spoon of chili oil (Laoganma)*
Salt to taste
Ground Pepper to taste
One tablespoon olive oil

How to make:
Parboil vegetables, drain and keep aside
Heat oil in a saucepan
Add the ginger and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes
Add the vegetables, followed by the chili oil, and stir fry over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes
Remove from heat, and sprinkle ground pepper

Serve hot!

*If you do not have chili oil at home, you can make a batch of at home, and store it in the refrigerator.
Chili oil recipe:
Cut about 20 dry red chilies into fine small flakes
Toast the chill flakes, a handful of pepper, and 2 teaspoon of crushed pepper in a super hot pan for 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and add  one teaspoon salt and two cups of sesame oil to the mixture. Store in a cool place.

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