I woke up this morning craving chips and salsa! Mexican food, yes, please! Although it was too early for a margarita or a Corona, my tastebuds went into overdrive and I started digging through my pantry.
For those of us north of Tijuana, our version of Mexican food has been slightly altered.
In this recipe, you can opt to use another vegetable, besides the zucchini. Perhaps sweet potatoes or finely diced cauliflower.
NOTE: This can be made up to a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator before baking.
Ask anyone that knows their beans, especially vegans, just how nutritious and delicious chickpeas are, and they are low in fat! One cup contains 269 calories and a whopping 14.5 grams of protein with only 4 grams of fat. In addition, if you are looking to increase your fiber, chickpeas contain 12.5 grams along with 80.4 mg of calcium and nearly 80 mg of magnesium.
Chickpeas contain all nine essential amino acids which make them a complete protein, necessary building blocks that keep bodies functioning properly.
And, with the spinach, this soup is one of the healthiest in my repertoire and is also fantastic when you have a cold or flu.
This is my husband’s absolute favorite dish! If it were up to him, we would have it every other night.
It is super simple to make and is great as a main or side dish. Zucchini & Crooked Neck (Summer) Squash vary in size so the best way to tell if you have enough, or too much, is to make sure each layer completely lines the casserole dish.