Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Vegan Dinner Bowl: Zucchini, Potatoes, Green bean and Chickpea

chickpeas and vegetables

Take advantage of the beautiful end of summer local produce and make yourself this easy one-skillet vegan dinner bowl.

Zucchini, green beans, onions, and potatoes are seasonal and plentiful right now at our outdoor local farmer's market where farmer's from all over the region come together to sell their produce. If you are looking for ways to eat more meatless meals, this was very satisfying over basmati rice.


I made this lovely dinner last night using the vegetables that I purchased from one of the organic farmers. The combination of tender zucchini, crispy green beans, and freshly dug potatoes and onions made a simple, healthy, and delicious meal. 


The only other ingredient that I added to the skillet was some cooked chickpeas and we ate the vegetables over some fragrant basmati rice. It made 4 dinner bowls that were filling, delicious, vegan, and gluten-free. 

organic farmers market stand
Our farmer/s market has a line for each vendor and only two customers pick out their produce at a time (masked of course). In addition, you put your money in a box and retrieve your change (while they supervise) 

I have been doing much more cooking since we are only eating in. 
There are not many places we are going, so I don't mind spending a little time in the kitchen. Truthfully, everything that I make is fairly simple and easy, yet very tasty. 

I know my husband really misses out, but I don't. Being gluten-free and vegan, my choices are always limited in a restaurant, and I always risk the chance of cross-contamination and feeling sick. 

We have socialized with another couple or two on our very large deck more than 6ft apart. They have ordered or brought their dinner and I have cooked ours. Others friends have stopped by to visit distanced on the deck too. That has been the extent of our getting together with friends. My older son and his family also join us on the deck every Friday night for dinner at separate tables. 

This garden vegetable bowl was easy and delicious. 

Blog Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients: 
olive oil
2 cups of diced onions
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 cups of sliced potatoes ( I did not peel)
2 cups of green beans, washed and ends snapped 
2 cups of sliced zucchini
2 cups of cooked chickpeas (from a can or cook your own in IP)
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 cup of vegetable broth
Himalayan salt 

Directions: 
 I spray the bottom of a large deep skillet with olive oil or avocado oil spray. I add onions and saute for about 4 minutes. Add the garlic, potatoes, green beans and zucchini and chickpeas. Toss and saute an additional 5 minutes. Season with garlic powder and a little Himalayan salt to taste. Add vegetable broth and cook covered for 8-10 minutes until potatoes are soft.


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32 comments:

  1. Yummy! I love those fresh dug colourful potatoes.

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    1. In the past, I always avoided eating potatoes because of the high carb content. This summer I have really enjoyed them from all the local farms.

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  2. Pinned this and will try the recipe as soon as I have the ingredients. I often make a variation on this with bok choy. Maybe you'll try that next time? Have a good day and stay safe and well.

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    1. I really enjoy all kinds of vegetables and this recipe certainly lends itself to variations. I love the idea of bok choy. Thanks

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  3. i dislike chickpeas but the recipe looks delicious!

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    1. Interesting. Chickpeas are one of my favorites! Of course in this recipe you could substitute rice or quinoa for the chickpeas!

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  4. I have everything on hand!!! I love vegetable dishes like this. I'll be making it over the weekend. Thanks, Judee, I always enjoy your vegetable recipes.

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    1. This is one of my really simple recipes that I make whatever is at the farm. I know that you grow many of your own veggies!

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  5. This is such a great dinner idea, looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you. It was simple but healthy and we did enjoy it.

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  6. Such a great seasonal dish. I'm going to bookmark this one. We haven't socialized or gone to the farmer's market. We are very close to a college town and students just aren't very considerate when it comes to proper mask wearing or social distancing; I'm not interested in taking a chance.

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    1. That's a little scary- I feel safe in this area going to outdoor markets and I really look forward to picking up all the local produce.

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  7. Your vegetable dinner looks beautiful, though if I made it I'd add a bit of red pepper to the muted color scheme! How great that you can get together with friends and family in a safe place.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Good point Mae. It would be more appealing with some color!

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  8. I guess we must be doing more cooking at our house, too, since we're not eating out almost at all. Now and then, we've had something delivered, or gotten take-out. It's always nice to have something new to do with zucchini this time of year!

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    1. We haven't had any take out but I'm not missing it.. I'm enjoying cooking up all the veggies that I'm getting from the farms!

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  9. As we are still in lockdown we are not allowed to socialise with people yet. I am very much looking forward to doing so.

    Zucchini is one of my favourites so I like seeing different ways to use it.

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    1. I like zucchini in a simple stir fry or sometimes I spiralize it and I really like it with spaghetti sauce ..

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  10. What a delicious dinner bowl! We love beans and potatoes.

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    1. Yes, the combination is one of my favorites as well. I have really gotten into potatoes since i've been getting them from the local farmer's market.

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  11. Oops, I leaned on the keyboard and lost my comment. Will wait and see if it shows up before trying again and repeating myself. Was going to go on to say I've been picking up orders for me and my mother at a local farmers' market every other week. We order online and pay ahead of time, so all I have to do is pick up the pre-packed bags. Very easy and convenient!

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    1. that's a great idea. We have that option but I haven't done it yet!

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  12. I am with you on eating out, as a vegetarian choices are always limited and not that exciting at some restaurants, and like you the thought of cross-contamination is on my mind. Really liking your dish here.

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    1. I do find that as a vegan and a person with gluten intolerance, I do best with my own cooking!

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  13. Judee
    What a great combination of vegetable choices. Loved the addition of zuchinni with potatoes. Healthy and hearty.

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    1. Yes, I've been eating a lot of potatoes lately. Our local farms are offering them.

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  14. Using all those beautiful fresh veggies to prepare your garden vegetable bowl was such a fabulous idea... and it looks so delicious!

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    1. Thanks Heidi, We did enjoy it. The prep was simple and it tasted great!

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  15. Those potatoes look great, love ideas like this which make the most of seasonal ingredients.

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  16. Chickpeas are very good for our health! I'll try making this dish this weekend!

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  17. Oh yum, this vegan bowl is everything! I would totally have this right now - lunch or dinner, perfection! Thank you for sharing.

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