Vegetables with Chia & Almonds

Vegetables with Chia & Almonds

I recently discovered chia seeds, when my Instagram feed started showing dozen of fruity and colorful chia seeds pudding. I love the recipe, but turns out you can do much more with chia!

This recipe idea came from a magazine, then I adjusted it with my favorite veggies, and an extra crunchy touch with the almonds. Create your own!

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 zucchini
  • 300 gr cherry tomatoes
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 50 gr almonds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash the peppers, eggplant and zucchini and cut them in cubes. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and set aside.
  2. In a wok, cook the chopped shallot with a drizzle of olive oil, until brown. Add the vegetables and cook over medium heat until soft, it will wake approximately 15 minutes.
  3. Chop the almonds and toast them in a little nonstick pan, you won’t need any oil. Set them aside, then toast the chia seeds for 2-3 minutes and add them to wok as soon a they are ready.
  4. Serve the vegetables in 4 portions and top each dish with chopped spring onions and toasted almonds.

TIPS: Prepare this as a tasty side dish, or serve it with white rice to make it a main dish. Do you prepare your lunch box? Cook it the day before and store it in a tupperware with rice or noodles.

Have you tried it? Do you have any suggestions? Leave your comment!