Zucchinis Stuffed with Chickpeas and Mushrooms

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    Zucchinis are hollowed out and filled with a mix of onions, mushrooms, chickpeas, lemon juice, herbs and spices. A hearty vegan dish that is great to serve with a tomato sauce.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 medium zucchinis, halved
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 125g mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, or to taste
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • handful chopped fresh parsley
    • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a shallow baking dish.
    2. Scoop out the flesh of the zucchinis; chop the flesh and set aside. Place the shells in the prepared dish, hollowed side up.
    3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry onions for 5 minutes, then add garlic and cook 2 minutes more. Stir in chopped zucchini and mushrooms; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in coriander, cumin, chickpeas, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into zucchini halves.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until zucchinis are tender.

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    A nice dish. I only used 2 zucchinis but didn't change the amount of chickpeas and other ingredients. I didn't have fresh mushrooms on hand, so I added dehydrated shiitake mushrooms. I also added about a teaspoon of grated ginger (fresh) when I added the mushrooms to the mix. I added a small amount of celery just before spooning the mix into the shells. Worked perfectly - a fresh and tasty veggie side or main. I had left over stuffing, which will be great to add to another dish.  -  10 Jul 2011


    Something else. There wasn't quite enough filling for the large round zucchini I had available, so I put most of the prepared filling into one half, then added a little more of the herbs and spices, mushrooms, capsicum and cold cooked rice, filled the other half and baked as directed. Both versions were delicious.  -  13 Apr 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. My husband and I loved this dish. I used a little less coriander and added about 2 TBSP curry and an extra garlic clove. It didn't have an Indian flavour at all. I sprinkled it with grated Parmesan cheese before serving. The salt of the cheese was perfect. It cooked for a good 40 minutes.  -  29 Sep 2008