This is one of those recipes for which you can change the proportions of the veggies. When I taught cooking, I told the students that most recipes are not a Torah, l’havdil, and if you want to alter the recipe to suit your needs, that’s just fine. Same here — if you want more peppers and less string beans, by all means do so.
If you don’t want to use soup powder, even without MSG, season with salt and pepper. Also, if you prefer, you can sprinkle generously with garlic powder instead of the fresh garlic. This freezes well. It’s best warmed up tightly covered.
Photography: Daniel Lailah
Styling: Michal Leibowitz