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Lemon Sesame Vegetable Saute With Green Giant Veggie Spirals

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This easy Lemon Sesame Vegetable Saute With Green Giant Veggie Spirals would be a delicious side dish, or, if you are like my daughter, a delightful dinner all on its own!

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Lemon Sesame Veggie Saute With Green Giant Veggie Spirals

It used to not always be this way. I used to be able to bring home a kitchen gadget and enjoy it for a couple of years, if not more. But, recently, I seem to have developed this odd knack of burning my way through them. Literally. Coffee makers, handheld mixers, spiralizers, they all come into my home shiny and new. Then, a few months later (sometimes even weeks), they leave abruptly, very often while they are in the middle of being used, with a “phfft”, a burning smell (sometimes) and lights out! Currently, my record is 3 handheld mixers – in 3 months! Last week I was crestfallen to bid adieu to the spiralizer my sister got me for Christmas.  😥 

Easy Lemon Sesame Vegetable Saute

This past weekend while I was walking around Walmart, I was tossing around the idea of getting another spiralizer, when I came across packages of Green Giant® Veggie Spirals! There in the freezer section was my prospective spiralizer’s saving grace! Ever since Ali Maffucci made spiralized veggies a thing, I have enjoyed subbing them in for their pasta counterparts at times. Now, thanks to Green Giant® Veggie Spirals, I can spare the life of another spiralizer!

Green Giant Veggie Spirals
Green Giant Veggie Spirals Walmart

New Green Giant® Veggie Spirals are the perfect swap-in for traditional pasta. Green Giant® has spirals of zucchini, carrots, butternut squash and (my favorite veggie eva) beets! They are gluten free and come without any sauce or seasoning so you can prepare them just the way you like! Being 100% vegetables, new Green Giant® Veggie Spirals have up to 90% fewer calories than pasta*, making them the perfect swap-in. And, they are pretty perfect as an entrée, a side dish, or soup!
*varieties have 65 percent to 90 percent fewer calories per serving than the leading brand of spaghetti

Green Giant Zucchini Carrot Spirals with Caramelized Onions and Lemon

I brought home packages of Green Giant® Zucchini Spirals and Green Giant® Carrot Spirals (I couldn’t find the beet ones or I’d have included those as well). With those Green Giant® Veggie Spirals I made this easy Lemon Sesame Vegetable Saute with corn and green peas for added color! I have been on a such a caramelized citrus kick recently, so I included caramelized onions and lemon slices as the base of this Lemon Sesame Vegetable Saute. I also threw in some garlic and smoked paprika for flavor and some black sesame seeds for texture. My daughter ate a big bowl of these veggies and called it her dinner, I, however, paired them with some spicy chicken for mine.

Easy Sesame Lemon Veggie Saute

Green Giant® Veggie Spirals involve a two step preparation process and can be prepared in your microwave or on your stove top. If you haven’t tried these Green Giant® Veggie Spirals yet, I urge you to do so – they are so versatile and so convenient – aaaaannnnd, if you happen to be a kitchen gadget killer like I am, these could be your saving grace! By the way, you can find more recipe ideas and coupon offers using Green Giant® Veggie Spirals on their Website as well as their Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram pages!

Happy Thursday y’all – here’s hoping your weekend is wonderful and filled with something healthyish and delicious!

Easy Lemon Sesame Vegetable Saute

Lemon Sesame Vegetable Saute With Green Giant Veggie Spirals

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This easy Lemon Sesame Vegetable Saute With Green Giant Veggie Spirals would be a delicious side dish, or, if you are like my daughter, a delightful dinner all on its own!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 tbs vegetable stock , optional
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 cups Green Giant® Zucchini Veggie Spirals, frozen
  • 2 cups Green Giant® Carrot Spirals, frozen
  • 1 cup peas, frozen
  • 1 cup corn, frozen
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • parsley, to garnish with

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion to the pan and saute for about 15 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Then add in the lemon slices and let saute about 5 minutes on each side. (*if the lemon slices or onion stick to the pan, just us a little bit of the vegetable stock to deglaze the pan and get all that flavor up into the veggies.
  4. Then add in the Green Giant® Zucchini Veggie Spirals, the Green Giant® Carrot Veggie Spirals, the frozen peas and frozen corn and cook uncovered for 10 minutes or so, until any liquid has been evaporated and the veggies are heated throughout.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, garnish with parsley and enjoy as a side or main.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6
Amount Per Serving Calories 134Sodium 56mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 3g

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Thursday 8th of March 2018

I'm still in love with my spiralizer and fortunately it hasn't failed me yet! I do think these green giant veggie spirals are a great and convenient option though, if you don't have a spiralizer. As you say, spiralizing your veggies is the perfect substitute for pasta helping to lower those carbs and calories a bit. I'm pinning this as I would quite like to try it with my spiralizer. The green giant veggie spirals aren't available here yet.

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Monday 5th of March 2018

I could definitely be like your daughter and call this dinner! Or throw an egg on top and way to go! I am constantly struggling with my spiralizer to get the perfect spirals so these veggies would be PERFECT! Plus, how fun are spirals? I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for these next time I'm in the grocery. I can think of so many uses, but this would be a yummy place to start ;) Happy Monday, Shashi! XO

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Saturday 3rd of March 2018

Great! this will help me so much! can’t wait to get my hands on one and try it out. Thanks so much for this post its like you read my mind

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Thursday 1st of March 2018

I love this veggie saute...lemon and sesame sound really wonderful together.