Stewed zucchini with tomatoes and pepper without oil - a recipe for diet food and Lenten menu. The products collected in the recipe are some of the lowest calorie foods — 17 kcal in a zucchini, 20 in tomato, and bell pepper 27. Those who calculate the calorie content of the dish are advised to replace sugar with sugar substitute, so as not to eat “empty” calories. Vegans will also enjoy tasty vegetable stews - there is no animal product in the recipe.
For cooking without oil, special dishes are not needed, only juicy and ripe tomatoes are needed. Under the influence of salt, sugar and heat, vegetable juice is released, then the process goes without your participation - the vegetables are cooked in their own juice. This tasty vegetable stew can be prepared for the winter - put the hot vegetables in dry sterile jars, sterilize for 10-12 minutes in boiling water (half-liter jars), then screw the lids tightly and put them in a cool closet.
- Cooking time: 40 minutes
- Servings: 4
Ingredients for Zucchini Stews with Tomatoes and Peppers
- 1 medium zucchini;
- 3 tomatoes;
- 2 pods of red bell pepper;
- 3 cloves of garlic;
- 2 tsp. red paprika flakes;
- 1 tsp. salts;
- 1 tsp. sugar sand.
A method of cooking zucchini stews with tomatoes and peppers
We start with tomatoes. Cut into 2-4 parts, cut the stalk. In a saucepan with a thick bottom, we throw the large-cut tomatoes.
Tomatoes choose red, juicy, ripe. You can cook with overripe. With overripe vegetables should remove the skin. This is easy to do, just drop the tomatoes for a minute in boiling water and immediately cool in ice water. After such a bathing, the skin is easily removed.
Clean the pods of red Bulgarian pepper from seeds, wash under a tap. Choose a red, sweet and meaty pepper, a lot depends on its taste and quantity.
Cut pepper into strips or squares. Put the chopped peppers in the pan to the tomatoes.
We clean the peel from the zucchini with a vegetable scraper. Remove the seeds. Slice zucchini slices about a centimeter thick, add to tomatoes and pepper. Small squash with undeveloped seeds and delicate skin does not need to be cleaned, they are cooked whole.
Peel the garlic cloves, cut it in half, add to the other ingredients.
Put the pan on the stove, pour sugar and salt, close tightly. Cooking zucchini stews with tomatoes and peppers on low heat for 35 minutes.
10 minutes before readiness we pour flakes of sweet paprika, mix. Cook for 10 minutes without a lid on low heat to evaporate moisture.
If you like hot food, then add a pinch of ground red pepper at this stage.
This stew is eaten hot and cold because it tastes good! You can fill a small plastic container with stewed vegetables and take it with you to work - with a slice of whole-grain bread you get a full-fledged vegetarian lunch.
Soy yogurt or soy sour cream perfectly complemented stewed zucchini with tomatoes and peppers.
Try cooking stewed eggplants with this recipe - diversify the vegetable menu. Enjoy your meal!