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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.

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Lemony Spring Vegetable Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

  • 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

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  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.
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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!

    xox

    http://thattallgirlinheels.com

  • 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.

    • oooh that sounds really good too.

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

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

    • asparagus would be awesome in it!

  • 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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