Chickpeas and courgettes-AKA- yesterdays lunch


Yesterday I had day one of a Yard sale.

Why do I do these things?  I’m leaving for a week tomorrow- I really don’t need

the hassle of doing this right before!  But I promised to get rid of some of this

STUFF that has accumulated in my basement and around the house- and Cynthia

is trying to get rid of some of her stuff- and Jordan wanted to get rid of- well- you

can see how it goes….


And this is how it went- SLOWLY- very S L O W L Y!

But- I had seen this recipe over at Zeb Bakes- and I

wanted it for lunch.  OK- I changed it a little a lot

and ended up with something quite different- but it

was so good I thought I’d share with you!


2 cups dried chickpeas, soaked overnight, and then cooked

for about 90 minutes until tender and toothsome.

1 onion, diced

3-4 slices thick meaty bacon

2 big handfuls of spinach

1 lb of small courgettes

lemon oil or juice from 1 lemon

salt and pepper, to taste

curry sauce


Chop up the bacon and fry it up in a shallow pan.

Add onions and sautee until soft.


I used a little green onion (scallions) for color..

Then add courgettes (zuchinni)003

and cover pan to let them cook- about 10 minutes


Add chickpeas,lemon oil ( about  TBS) or lemon juice, and stir in salt and pepper.

Taste, and then add spinach and cover to let the spinach cook down.




Serve with a drizzle of curry sauce ( I used a prepared sauce- Cynthia was out

watching over the yard sale and I wanted to get back to doing my share).

This was so very good- and filling- that it almost made up for having to sit

outside on a beautiful summer day and watch the cars drive by.

The sale continues today- I sure hope we sell a little bit more of this STUFF!

7 thoughts on “Chickpeas and courgettes-AKA- yesterdays lunch

  1. Heidi, You almost lost me because I thought that was Okra. Yuck. But
    the fact that it was my fav veggie wish I could have been there. LOL Hope things are
    a bit more exciting today and you get everything sold. Love ya.

    • It was delish- thanks for the idea!
      Yard sale still in progress, but a lot of the big items are gone.
      Right now I’m going to a 3 for 1 mindset. “Here, Ma’am, take all three for the half price of one!”
      I’m not carrying anything back into my house.

    • Beautiful days, Celia- the nicest of the whole summer!
      Not too humid or hot- rain isn’t coming until this evening.
      And the chickpea jamboree was so good- we ate it as a cold side for lunch today as well next to our
      patty melts. ( Hamburgers with grilled onions and Swiss cheese on toasted marbled rye- OH my!)
      I’m so happy this stuff is going to other people’s homes!

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