Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A simple recipe which I found in the June 2002 issue of the 'Australian Good Taste' magazine, in a bring-a-dish for eight menu plan. Obviously, the recipe can be scaled down. The recipe specifies that it can be made "up to an hour before serving", but I cannot see why it couldn't be made further ahead than that. When I make this, I'll be adding chopped onions and garlic in step two, and some lemon juice and dried thyme, probably when adding the chickpeas in step three.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil and butter in a deep (preferably non-stick) pan over a medium heat until it begins to foam.
  2. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until slightly browned.
  3. Add the chickpeas.
  4. Place a circle of non-stick baking paper directly on the surface of the zucchini and chickpeas. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 8 minutes or until the zucchini is soft. Taste, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. To transport: Cool then place in an airtight container.
  6. To re-heat: Heat sautéed zucchini and chickpeas in a deep pan over a medium heat, stirring often, for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Microwave reheating: Spoon the zucchini and chickpeas into a microwave-safe bowl, cover with lid or plastic wrap and heat on medium, stirring every minute, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
Most Helpful

Very good! I also thinly sliced my zucchini. This is very good and I will make it again. Made for Gimme 5 tag.

Lainey6605 March 20, 2009

Delicious! Since some other reviwers suggested that the grated zucchini was mushy, I thinly sliced mine instead. I used small zucchinis, about 4 cm diameter. I used one yellow, one green. I also added in the suggested onion and garlic. This was an absolutely melt-in-your-mouth dish, and had a buttery smooth flavor, too. Simple flavors, perfect for summer zucchini overload! Thanks, bluemoon downunder!

Susiecat too July 30, 2008

I followed the advice of justcallmetoni & julienned my zucchini instead of grating it. This worked out well for me. I added a little paprika & cumin to the vegetables because of DH's preference. Made for 123 HITS

Nasseh July 24, 2008