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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Meatless Never Tasted So good! Vegetable Stacks ~ Vegetarian Sheet Pan Dinner!!

Here is a great dinner option for meatless Monday or any day!  Vegetable stacks, vegetarian sheet pan dinner is easy to make and nobody in your family is going to miss the meat!  We really enjoyed this meal and served along with some ancient grains blend that I cooked up in the pressure cooker, this meal was simply delicious!  

We have been wanting to share this for a while and we have had it a couple of times so far this summer and we all really enjoy the simplicity of this meal.  Super simple to make and even the leftovers can be folded into leftover rice, quinoa or couscous for an awesome riff on a tabbouleh salad the next day!

I used some giant portobello mushroom caps from the warehouse store and some thick sliced eggplant, yellow and zuccini squash along with some thick sliced Vidalia onions.  I marinated each veggie in a zip top bag with some of our favorite zesty Italian dressing for 15 to 20 minutes then laid them on a sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat.  

We baked off the veggies for 20 to 25 minutes until they reached our desired doneness and then created our vegetable stacks on top of the prepared quinoa blend that had been prepared pilaf style.

You can always change up the dressing/marinade and make this with a delicious teriyaki or Asian sesame dressing, or Greek, French or even just some oil and balsamic vinegar would be great!  You decide which direction to take.  No matter what you choose I know it will be delicious!

I hope you give this vegetarian sheet pan dinner a try and I hope you love these vegetable stacks!

Happy Eating!

You can get a printable version of the recipe here:  http://bit.ly/1UwjWb2

You can see how I did this in my YouTube video:

Noreen's Kitchen

Vegetable Stacks
Vegetarian Sheet Pan Dinner

4 portobello mushroom caps
2 medium sized eggplant
2 large sweet onions
2 zucchini
2 yellow squash
2 cups marinade or dressing of choice
salt and pepper to taste

Step by Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Clean the gills from the portobello mushrooms and set aside.
Slice eggplant, and squash into 1/2 inch slices.
Slice onion in 1/2 thick slices and place on skewers to make turning easier.  I put two slices per skewer.
Place 1/2 cup of dressing or marinade into a zip top bag and add the mushroom caps.  Seal the bag and distribute the dressing to coat the mushrooms.  Set aside for 15 t0 20 minutes.
Do the same with the rest of the vegetables and allow them to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
Lay the vegetables in a single layer on two sheet pans that you have lined with either foil or silicone mats.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the vegetables reach your preferred doneness. 
Remove from oven and allow to sit for five minutes before preparing the stacks.
Build stacks by arranging a bed of quinoa, rice or couscous on the bottom of the plate and stacking a mushroom cap on the bottom then squash, onion and topping of with a slice of eggplant.
You can sprinkle with parsley or drizzle with more dressing or marinade if desired before serving.

This is a dish best eaten fresh, however leftover roasted vegetable can be chopped and mixed with any of your leftover rice, quinoa or couscous to make a version of tabbouleh salad that you can eat as a lunch the next day.

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