Spiced Stewed Zucchini

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan in a slow stream
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, eyeball it
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/3 palm full
  • 1 can chick peas, 14 ounces, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes in juice, 14 ounces
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, a palm full, finely chopped
Directions
  • Heat a skillet over moderate heat. Go 1 turn of the pan with a slow stream of extra-virgin olive oil. Add crushed garlic and red pepper flakes to the pan. Saute garlic and red pepper flakes 1 or 2 minutes. Add zucchini and season with salt, cumin and chili powder. Saute, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add chick peas, tomatoes and scallions to the pan and stir to combine. Cook over medium low heat for 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro and serve.

  • To reduce the heat level, omit the red pepper flakes from the recipe and method.


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