Recipe Categories
Vegetarian Snacks/Sides
  • Vegetables

    • Zucchini

    • Tomatoes

    • Onions

    • Eggplant

    • Potato

    • Sweet Potato

    • Mushroom

    • Bell Peppers

  • Drizzle

    • Olive Oil

    • Balsamic Vinegar

    • Lemon

  • Spreads

    • Tomato sauce 

    • Pesto

    • White bean garlic 

    • Optional

    • Herbs: rosemary, oregano, basil

    • Cheese: mozzarella, feta, goat, ricotta, parmesan, halloumi 


  1. Sliced vegetables into 1/3” thick rounds.


  1. If using watery vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms you may want to put slices in a colander and sprinkle with salt and let sit for 5-10 minutes this will extract water and speed up cooking times. 


  1. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt and other flavorings to marinate the vegetables. (this can also be done ahead of time: the night before or morning of). 


  1. Lay vegetable slices flat on a baking sheet and roast at 400F in an oven or toaster oven until golden brown and easily pierced with a fork ~20-30 minutes
  • Vegetables can also be grilled or pan fried for 3-5 minutes a side until tender. This recipe can be made raw, just skip the potato and/or eggplant.  


  1. Make Spread (or skip this step by using store-bought)
  • Red Sauce: combine tomatoes and different herbs, garlic, onion into a pat and heat until fragrant. Ideally cooked down to a thick, saucey consistency.


  • White Bean Garlic: In a bowl add white beans and a splash of water or broth. Using a fork, potato masher, or flat bottom of a cup mash beans while adding a tablespoon of water or broth until creamy texture. Add minced/smashed garlic and salt.


  • Pesto: Combine or blend basil, garlic, lemon juice, and nuts (pine nuts are traditional, almonds/cashews/walnuts are also good and more affordable). Parmesan cheese is traditionally used but the spread is delicious without, if cooking dairy free or vegan. 


  1. Stack vegetables, alternating vegetables and different spread/cheese to provide extra structure. Drizzle with lemon garlic olive oil and top with cheese if desired. 


  • Have fun with it. Who has the tallest tower, the most interesting arrangement, the most different vegetables? 


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Veggie Tower