May 30, 2013

Lemony Spring Vegetable Stir-Fry

Sometimes when I get my CSA boxes I’m overwhelmed by all the different veggies and how I might want to cook them. I usually focus on one specifically to come up with a new recipe. This week I wanted to focus on using several of them in one dish. Upon opening my box, it was clear which veggies I needed to make soon as I had plenty of them: zucchini, squash, and onions.


Lemony Spring Vegetable Stir-Fry


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 small onions (or 1 large)
  • 1 (15.5) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large bunch of kale, chopped
  • 3 large zucchini, chopped
  • 3 yellow squash, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 handful of fresh mint, chopped


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add onion, chickpeas, and a generous pinch of salt. Sautee until the onions have softened and the chickpeas are golden brown. Stir in kale and cook for an additional minute. Remove everything and place into a bowl and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and add the zucchini, squash, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until zucchini has changed color and softened a bit.
  3. Add the onion, kale, and chickpeas back to the pan and stir in the lemon juice, basil, and mint. Season with more salt if needed. Serve over quinoa or couscous.

This recipe is great because it’s very veggie heavy and will fill you up. The lemon juice and fresh herbs pull it all together and give otherwise bland vegetables a great flavor. And bonus: it’s also vegan. : ) If you really wanted to, you could add feta on top, but I promise it’s not needed.

What’s your favorite Spring vegetable? What about your favorite veggie combo?


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  • Jordan Shaner

    Love this! It looks so yummy and perfect for summer!



  • I have veggie stir-fry on our menu for Friday … and now I have a new recipe! thanks!

  • Natalie Mason

    That looks so healthy and good. You have me so wanting to sign up for a CSA box in the fall yours always look incredible!

    • you reallllly should. then we can trade recipes. 🙂

  • Amy Florez

    Where in the heck have you been sista?!?! I have plenty of beet dip left for you to try tonight!

    • hahah i know…someone got in a blog funk. i’m so excited for the dip!

  • Nichole

    I had lemon zested thai rice and I’m hooked. Perfect seasonal dish.

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    Makes me want some zucchini…although asparagus is my favourite spring vegetable. I’ve been buying it every week lately!

  • 01Sarena14

    Zucchini and squash are my favorites! This sounds so good!

  • Mary Krulia

    That looks delicious! My favorite Spring/Summer veggies are grilled zucchini and squash! Yum! I would have said avocado, but that’s my favorite year-round 😉

    • thank you! you should definitely make this then. i love avocado too. all day, every day.

  • Kelly

    That box looks amazing! I really need to sign up next year.. I saw them piled up at ESAC yesterday and saw the yellow squash peeking through :p

    • next week if my box is still there when you get there, go grab yourself a squash woman!!

  • Love squash recipes because I always buy it and never know what to do with it. Gracias!

  • I looove veggie heavy meals like this! Also, I love anything that can be made in a single skillet 🙂 Mo dishes, mo problems.

    ……I’m sorry. It’s been a long (short) week.

    • HA so true. and omg mo dishes, mo problems made me laugh so much. xoxoxo

  • Michelle Godkin List

    I do not love chickpeas, but everything else looks wonderful. If I had your box, I might pan roast a few of the potatoes with an onion for a belly-filling side and call it a day.

  • Kerr

    I do the same thing. This week I am using my squash zucchini and onions for this http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/zucchini-ribbon-salad-with-sweet-corn-avocado/

  • Rach

    Oooh it’s all so pretty! Hooray for summer veggies! 🙂

  • I need a bowl full of veggies, stat. I had nachos for dinner. hahah I really need to go to the grocery store. All my spare vegetables went to the baby tonight. Mom probz.

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