Product: Alexia Italian Sauté – $3.29+
I admit it…this was the one potato and vegetable side from Alexia that I wasn’t too sure about. I mean, I liked all the components in it; I just wasn’t exactly sure how it would all come together in the end.
I was with the product at the inclusion of the packet of basil-infused olive oil. That…sounded absolutely delicious to cook the bag of potatoes and various vegetables in. And I was good with roasted red potatoes, spinach, onion, and tomatoes. It was the inclusion of the great northern beans that through me for a loop. And I love beans. As a vegetarian, they are a fantastic source of fat-free protein. Perfect, as I’m also a runner and lean proteins are key to my training. But…how would they work with potatoes? I wasn’t too sure about it.
But I should know by now to trust brands like Alexia. When they cook something up, it’s always a tasty treat. Potatoes and beans actually pair really well. Especially these…when sauteed for 12 minutes in the basil-infused olive oil…the flavors are magnified and every bite is so satisfyingly delicious, you almost wish you had more.
I served this up as a meal, but it, like the other potato and vegetable sides, can be served up for multiple diners as a side dish? But why, when you can savor it as a meal instead. Yeah…it’s that good. This one, surprised me, but in a good way. Sometimes, the foodie in me just needs to trust the product to be good and not automatically assume flavors and textures won’t work together.
Whether you are in search of a nutritious, gluten-free side, a vegetable side-dish, or a vegetarian meal…turn to the sautés from Alexia. Honestly, every one has been full of flavor, easy to prepare, and absolutely pleasing to the palate. And for a gluten-intolerant, vegetarian, these fit right into the meal plan where needed.
Product perfection, bite after potato-y bite!