Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vegetable Provençal

This Mediterranean dish offers strong aromas and a savory flavor.  Serve it as a side or with pita as a main course. 

1 onion, sliced                                                                           14-ounce can of diced tomatoes
2 leek, slices                                                                             1 and 1/2 cups chickpeas, cooked
2 garlic cloves, minced                                                               3 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced                                            1/4 cup ruby port wine
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced                                        olive oil                        
 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced                                        3-4 tablespoons of chopped fresh            
1 large zucchini, sliced                                                                                    mixed herbs                        
4 red potatoes, sliced and halved                                                                       

Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan.  Add potatoes and cook on medium low for 3-5 minutes.  Add onion, leeks, garlic, peppers, and zucchini.  Add tomatoes, port, tomato paste and mix well.  Rinse, drain, and add chickpeas to the pan. 

Bring to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until veggies are tender but not overcooked.  To thicken, remove the lid in the last 10 minutes of the cooking time and increase the heat. 

Add fresh herbs and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve immediately, garnished with chopped mixed herbs.


Carys said...

I must try this recipe, since learning to cook very recently I have been looking for more interesting things to try!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

Looks amazing! x hivenn

christina said...

miam miam... my vegan sis would surely appreciate this one. i must pass this recipe to her :)
ps. You should absolutely visit Greece if you havent already. It's such a beautiful country full of contrasts. I thing you will love it. Right now is kind of difficult living in Greece, with the crisis and everything, but still our country is so so so charming!
big kiss.

Robyn said...

This looks amazing. I am definitely going to try it. Also, if you have the option always go with fresh chickpeas. I think they make such a difference in recipes. :)

Junaluska said...

Mmmm sounds good! I love finding new vegetarian dishes.

jess said...

It looks so good. I love the colors.

wardrobeexperience said...

thanks for sharing. there are a lot of vegetables in my fridge looking for some inspiration... ;)

M said...

omgggg yummmmmmm