The following recipe and photography were provided courtesy of Julia of A Cedar Spoon.
This easy Mediterranean Chickpea Skillet is filled with a rainbow of healthy ingredients.
Fresh vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, carrots and squash are sautéed with diced tomatoes and warm spices and finished off with chickpeas and greens.
Garnish with feta cheese and fresh parsley for a satisfying plant-based meal.
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For the Chickpea Skillet
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 16 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small shallot, finely diced or 1 cup of red onion, finely chopped
- 1 small zucchini, sliced into rounds
- 1 small yellow squash, sliced into rounds
- 1 bell pepper, seeds removed, thinly sliced (I like to use 1/2 of yellow and 1/2 red)
- 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced into rounds
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric
- 1 tsp. coriander
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. thyme
- 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 can diced tomatoes, drained 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 cup of greens (kale, spinach or arugula work nicely)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped
- Green onions, chopped
- Feta cheese, crumbled
- Dollop of Greek yogurt
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the shallot and continue to sauté for another 2-3 minutes or until shallot is fragrant and soft.
- Add the zucchini, squash, bell pepper, carrot, cumin, turmeric, coriander, paprika, cinnamon and thyme and sauté for another 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
- Add the diced tomatoes, lemon juice and greens and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Add the chickpeas and stir to mix.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve warm with fresh parsley, green onion, feta cheese and a dollop of Greek yogurt.
- Chop all vegetables to a similar size so they cook evenly.
- Sometimes the carrots take longer to cook, so if you cut they are larger, cook them first and then add the other vegetables.
- Mix up the spices to your liking! If you like extra spice, try adding crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper.
- This dish is delicious over brown or white rice or on its own.