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Navarran menestra

First quality healthy vegetables are the main ingredients for this recipe.


2 c artichoke hearts (quartered)
2 c carrot (diced)
2 c peas (shelled)
2 c green beans (string removed, cut)
2 c mushroom (sliced)
1⁄4 c olive oil
1 onion (medium size, finely chopped)
1 leek (cut in julienne)
1 sli ham (thick, cut into strips, optional)
2 egg (hard boiled, shelled)


  1. Take water to the boil in a pan. When ready, add carrots and peas first; mushrooms and beans five minutes later. Boil for five minutes. Strain the vegetables keeping the liquid to use later.
  2. Heat the oil in another pan. Saute onion and leek for five minutes on a low heat; they will become translucent. Set the heat to medium; add the ham and saute for another two minutes. Add 1 cup of the cooking liquid previously reserved and take to boil. Add the vegetables to the pan, season, and cook for a further five minutes.
  3. Serve on a plate, garnished with triangles of fried bread and hard boil egg quarters.
Total time
45 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


Steaming is another way to prepare vegetables. Remember to reserve the liquid.

Try some frozen egetables; though this is an elaborate dish, no matter what kind of vegetables you use.

Vegetables let you have delicious low calorie dishes. These Navarran vegetables are low in calories. This recipe, though, has a slightly higher percentage of calories from fat than recommended, even if it is healthy olive oil. Combine it with grilled fish or meat to have a healthy, perfectly balanced menu.

easy, healthy
vegetables, appetizer, main course
Spanish food recipes