An easy pepper mushroom stir-fry that takes minutes to make and can liven up any dinner.
This easy pepper mushroom stir fry makes the perfect side for any dish, and it couldn't be easier.
It is really healthy as well, and the mushroom and pepper combination is amazing.
I sprinkled on the veggies some Adobo seasoning which I usually have on hand and which I sometimes use instead of regular salt. \
This Mexican seasoning contains salt, pepper, lemon, garlic and some herbs, among other things. I like it because not only does it add a lot of flavor to any dish, but teaspoon for teaspoon it contains less sodium than regular salt.
If you can't find it, or don't want to use it, feel free to use regular salt and, maybe, some spicy dried herbs like thyme or rosemary or oregano
Here goes the recipe. Enjoy!
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Easy Mushroom Pepper Stir-Fry Recipe
Easy Pepper-Mushroom Stir-Fry
- 2 bell peppers (I am partial to green but this time I used red and orange because I had them on hand), thinly sliced and, if long, cut across once. You want slices around 2 inches in length.
- 1 medium onion , halved and cut into fairly thin slices
- 8 oz mushrooms (button or cremini are fine), halved or quartered if large
- 1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper (coarsely ground)
- 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
- ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
- Heat the oil, preferably in a cast-iron or non-stick skillet.
- Add the onions, stir-fry for a minute, then add the remaining vegetables.
- Sprinkle the garlic powder and adobo seasoning.
- Stir-fry the veggies until the peppers get fairly tender but still have a strong bite. I like to let the veggies char a bit because it adds great flavor.
- Season with pepper and check if more salt is needed.
- Top with chopped cilantro (coriander leaves) and serve hot.
- These would be great either as a side dish or served inside a wrap with felafel or baked tofu.
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Vaishali that picture looks awesome, you have captured the steam beautifully ! Loved the spices used in this stir fry too....
Susana, good to hear from you again, and hope you're all settled back in Portugal.:)
BangaloreBaker, You are the second person who's said to me that meat is cheaper than vegetables, but I don't really think that's true. Bu whatever the cost, meat comes at a heavy price to the animals, our health, and the environment. In the end, it's not a good trade-off by any standard.
Pavani, thanks. I haven't stepped out all day and I don't intend do 🙂
Gita, thanks. I do love my adobo seasoning.
Latha, Cham, AMA, Nostalgia, Madhu, Ahimsablog: Thanks!
Amrita, great point! I never could get that "going vegetarian around festivals thing" either-- seems like hypocrisy, pure and simple.
Zengirl, thanks! And you can definitely make this without mushrooms-- would still taste great.
Claire, thanks, and you're right-- it'd be a great taco filling. Yum.
GhostsonTV, welcome, and thanks for your candid comment. I do beg to differ-- I don't think reconverted meat-eaters deserve sympathy, and they are certainly not getting it from me. This is a bunch of people who know about the horrors endured by animals raised for food-- where is their sympathy for the animals when they blithely return to eating meat?
Interesting comments at the beginning about humanely-raised meat. I think you raise good points, but still, if you're really trying to convince would-be vegetarians from going back, I'd try adopt a somewhat more sympathetic tone. Most of us live in a culture in which the overwhelming majority see nothing wrong with eating meat, and we see this ethical outlook reinforced daily. Calling a group of people stupid and ignorant is more likely to breed hostility than to actually change anyone's mind.
Wow fantastic stir fry..yours dogs are so cute, amazing pictures..
Your stir fry looks great! I think it would make a great taco filling, maybe with some guacamole and salsa on top.
I totally agree, raising animals for food is morally wrong, no matter how organic, grass fed, or few hours in open makes difference to their lives.
I got fired up reading the write up! recipe is also cool! I will make without mushrooms, never still cultivated taste for it.
For some reason there are a lot of people who never connect cruelty with the methods of slaughter. They hear "free range" or "humane," but the animals are slaughtered the same. It's pretty sad.
I love a good stir-fry, it's my go-to when I want something quick, easy and healthy.
Beautiful pics.. enjoy the snow...
Looks great...fantastic picture!
Love your cute dogs .As always another great recipe from your kitchen.
I recently came across a blogger who went non-veg after being vegan. It was weird for me, i don't know how could someone go back!
Hehe did they love the snow!
The first pic is fantastic with the steam!
I just love the first picture. It's steamy and so colorful.
Your dogs are so adorable.
Oh I love your dogs in the snow, they look so cute, looks like they are having fun 🙂 Nice stir fry Vaishali, I too have adobo seasoning and I add them only in soups, using it in the place of salt sounds good...need to try it 🙂
Wow.. Awesome picture Vaishali. Stir fry looks yummy.. Hope you guys are staying warm in the blizzard.
I loved the pictures. Of the food and your cute dogs. I just shoveled part of the drive way and it was so much of snow. I have never eaten meat, so I probably shouldn't say anything, but one of the reason could be economy. Compared to fresh vegetables, meat is cheaper in this country. Serving size of vegetarians is more compared to meat so it probably works out cheaper for them to eat meat and stay full for a long time. Just my 2 cents, and I could be wrong too.
That looks like a lot of snow!! here, in Portugal we just got some brief news about the bad weather on East coast, but since I'm fascinated by weather phenomena, I've been investigating this event by my own.
Your dogs are so cute!! amazing pictures of them on the snow. Really nice to watch, thanks for sharing them.
About your recipe, it's my lunch time and it looks so easy to make, that I'm going to try it right now, I am sure it will be delicious!
garlic powder is one of the most used ingredients here.
You brought up this issue of "humane" meat at a very good time Vaishali. Here in Bangalore, one high profile restaurnat has come up that is boasting of serving "organic" meat where the chickens are raised "cage-free". I fail to grasp the idea how people without even thinking for themselves buy such ideas! How can anyone give preference to killing for food!
You know, tomorrow being Thursday, Sai Baba's day and day after being Maha Shivratri, many non-veg eating people here are "abstaining" from meat to please the Gods! Note the selfish streak in their thought! The same "organic meat" that suited them on other days does not suit them on the days they feel they have to please the Gods!