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Zucchini Salad with Chick Pea & Artichoke

zucchini salad with chick pea and artichokeThis Zucchini Salad with Chick Pea & Artichoke is what I whipped up for a simple summer dinner tonight. Nope, no in depth recipe planning here, this is fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants gleaning from the garden and pantry style cooking.  The zucchini salad makes for a nice light vegetarian or vegan meal, or a great side for some grilled meat or fish.

Zucchini is coming into season here in the North East, and the onslaught of basil is starting, so this recipe should be timely for many.  If you have tomatoes readily available, by all means slice some up and toss them in when you add the dressing and basil.  They will go great with the  other ingredients.  As is the recipe is suitable for vegans if the dressing used does not contain dairy products.

I sprinkled Parmesan cheese on mine, and feta would be an excellent addition as well (I just didn’t have any on-hand).  The leftovers will be served with grilled chicken tomorrow.

Zucchini Salad with Chick Pea & Artichoke
 
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Recipe type: Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian, American
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Ingredients
  • ½ tbs oil
  • 2 small zucchini squash (halved lengthwise, then sliced on the diagonal)
  • ¼ of a large sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 can chick peas (garbanzo beans), rinsed
  • 1 can artichoke quarters, drained
  • ¼ cup Italian dressing
  • 2 tbs freshly chopped basil
Instructions
  1. Put oil in skillet, and place on med-high heat.
  2. Once hot, add the zucchini, onion & garlic. Saute lightly. The vegetables should be mostly cooked, but still have a bit of tooth to them, not all wilted.
  3. Shut off & remove from burner. Add the chick peas, and artichokes. Stir to mix in and even out temperature.
  4. Add the dressing and basil stir to mix evenly.
  5. Serve warm or cold, as is or with sprinkling of your favorite cheese.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Sounds really good. I like to eat salads a lot more in the summer.

  2. says

    I would love everything but the artichoke, and it looks amazing.

  3. says

    I love chick peas, so this is something I would definitely try.

  4. says

    My daughter would really enjoy this just because she LOVES Zucchini.

  5. says

    you know, I’ve never tried chick peas before.

  6. says

    This is totally my kind of salad. It looks delicious!

  7. says

    It sounds just wonderful!!! I could probably eat chickpeas straight from the can, I love them so much.

  8. Jenny @ MyLittleMe says

    Three ingredients I love. I’ll have to try this one out!

  9. says

    I always need more zucchini recipes. Thanks!

  10. says

    It looks delicious – I’m looking for a broader range of summer salads to make, so this is timely.

  11. says

    This sounds great and I love the idea of adding feta and grilled chicken!

  12. cindy j says

    I made this tonight for company. Didn’t saute the vege, left it raw. Added two more garlic cloves (we all love garlic) and added some feta cheese. So yummy. Everyone loved it. Definitely a keeper recipe.

  13. says

    this looks really good. I am a huge fan of artichokes and chick peas so definitely something I could see myself making.

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