Summer Chickpea Ragout

Summer Chickpea RagoutRecipe

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen

This healthy, hearty dinner makes the most of the season's produce. Cut vegetables as you cook to get dinner on the table quickly.

Serves 4


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1 cup bulgur wheat
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 small carrots, diced
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas (garbanzos), rinsed and drained
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1-in. chunks
1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-in. chunks
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 to 3 small zucchini (about 8 oz. total), trimmed and sliced into 1/4-in.-thick rounds
1 to 2 small yellow squash (about 4 oz. total), trimmed and cut into 1/4-in.-thick rounds
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup finely sliced fresh basil leaves, divided
Olive oil


Total: 40 Minutes

1. Cook bulgur according to package instructions.

2. Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent but not browned, 6 to 7 minutes. Add carrots and cook until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in broth, chickpeas, corn, bell peppers, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes to reduce by about a third.

3. Reduce heat, add zucchini and yellow squash, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until zucchini and squash are tender but not mushy, about 10 minutes. Add lemon juice and 1/4 cup basil.

4. Divide bulgur among 4 bowls, top with vegetables, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup basil, and drizzle with olive oil.

Created date

August 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 382
Caloriesfromfat 32 %
Protein 15 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Carbohydrate 55 g
Fiber 9.8 g
Sodium 373 mg
Cholesterol 5 mg