Thursday, January 30, 2014

HAPPY BOWL/ CHARRED ZUCCHINI




lately I have been wanting to want to eat a lot of salads, but...it's too cold. it's way too chilly out to feel happy while chewing on romaine lettuce.
veggies always have a place in my heart and my belly but seasonality is everything. last night I threw together this bowl from all the things I just collected from the store and it blew my mind. most importantly here you will need zucchini and lime. the pico de gallo is really a big deal too. everything else is pretty negotiable but not the lime or zucchini.


so you cut the zucchini (I used two but I could eat fifteen)  into thin slices, add to a pan over medium high heat with a little water in it and cook for about two minutes there. then add a glug of olive oil and turn up the heat. walk into a different room and let the zucchini stick to the pan a little. those charred bits really add flavor and make the whole thing.

I don't typically overcook or char my vegetables as I know this cooks out a lot of the nutients, but this is a special occasion and I think that's just fine. anyway, once the zucchini are plenty browned and blackened, add them to a big bowl and squeeze some lime juice on top. then add some pico de gallo (confession: not homemade. and it's january. don't even care) and hummus and carrot slices and a few stray lentils if you have them.

incredible.

I ate this for two meals in a row because it wouldn't leave my head, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

I hope you love it.

4 comments:

Shelly West said...

Ugh - I've had such a power struggle with my instincts and salad lately. I want to want to eat salad but negative temperatures are just not helping my body crave cold foods. Instead, it's like 'give me some stew. soup. french fries. tater tots. pizza. I NEED WARMING FOODS' and alas, it's chili again for dinner. Ah well.

Heather said...

Haha, it definitely IS too chilly out to feel happy about leafing romaine lettuce. This bowl looks delicious. I think my favorite dinner is just throwing a bunch of my favorite vegetables into a big bowl. Yum.

Caroline Spencer said...

Sounds delicious! I'm going to try it!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i love zucchini so i think i will love this dish. my mouth was watering as i looked at your pictures!