Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Zucchini with Beans

This is a neat one I came up with attempting to make a meal out of random things in another persons' kitchen, in a time crunch. It got a ten out of ten with the eaters! It is neat because you can use any type of bean and completely change the flavor. Lentils and Navy beans were my family's favorite. Wild rice can bee added or substituted for a complex protein combo or for a change!

You will need:
~one whole Zucchini, thinly sliced bite sized pieces
~half cup onion, chopped
~garlic ( fresh if possible), salt, black pepper, basil ( fresh if possible), all to taste
~1.5 cups cooked lentils or navy beans
~medium tomato, bite sized pieces
~olive oil
~~Parmigiana cheese (if vegan~ seasoned bread crumbs are wonderful!), liberally to taste

In pan, saute onions, zucchini, and tomato. Add seasonings. Add beans and cook until hot. Mix in parm. or bread crumbs and keep on heat until it is lightly browned. Serve with salad or on crackers!

1 comment:

  1. I have found it is fun to mash the beans beofre adding to veggies and make little patties out of the mix. Saute'ed on each side is a fun way to serve the dish. It can be placed on a bed of charred or fresh greens and served with a sauce or dressing of sorts. Herbed olive oil drizzled on top is always a favorite!