When I come up with easy cheap vegetarian recipes, it usually involves me opening the fridge, seeing what's in there, then mixing random ingredients. This is a classic example. I've been purchasing an abundance of fresh produce these days, so I have to use them up before they go bad. This recipe is somewhat similar to Soyrizo Surprize, but has a lot more veggies. The more the merrier though, am I right? 

Well, this scrumptious Carmen Varner concoction contains six, you heard me, six veggies. That's almost one's entire daily recommended intake of vegetables. Say what?! It's insanely easy to eat healthy when it tastes so darn good and fills you up for hours. Here you go! Try this easy cheap vegetarian recipe yourself.


Simple 6 Sauté
1 red potato
1/2 onion
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1 big handful green beans
1 green bell pepper
2 cups spinach
1/2 onion
1/2 package of Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo

  1. Chop up all ingredients. Heat a pan on the stove. Add olive oil.
  2. Add chopped potato and onion. These take longer to cook thoroughly.
  3. Once the potato/onion mix begins to look cooked or starts to brown, add green beans.
  4. Once the green beans begin to brown, add zucchini and yellow squash. Since there's a plethora of veggies, this part takes 10-15 minutes for everything to cook. But it condenses greatly. 
  5. Once the zucchini/yellow squash is soft, add bell pepper. Cooking tip: How do you know if it's soft? Answer: Taste it.
  6. Now add in your spinach. It looks massive at first, but spinach shrinks into an itty bitty little thing.
  7. After the spinach is all shriveled and shrunken, add in your soy chorizo. The chorizo itself takes hardly any time to cook.

There you have it, my friends. You've got yourself an easy cheap vegetarian recipe. Make this and share with one of your own buddies! It's super simple, yet divinely delectable. The soyrizo is pleasantly spicy, but all the veggies add flavor and texture. From trial and error, I have developed the order in which to sauté everything. When I added the potato later or the spinach earlier, I ended up regretting it. But try it out for yourself. Half the fun is in the experimentation. 

Bon appétit!