When you watch cooking shows like Chopped, half the fun is thinking about what you would make if you were faced with the same exact challenge. When Steve and I chose Trevor's Chopped ingredients, we each had ideas of what direction we thought he would go and how he would use the ingredients. We were surprised when he went a different way. I don't think anyone could have predicted those nachos....
Anyway, there was enough of each ingredient left over for me to use them to make dinner the following night. I went the (obvious, I thought) direction of an English muffin sandwich.
I started by slicing the zucchini thin and sauteeing it in butter over low heat. While that was cooking, I mashed the garbanzo beans and added pepper, olive oil, and a splash of balsamic vinegar, then spread that on the toasted English muffin. I fried an egg over-easy and then assembled the sandwich. If we'd had them on hand, I would have roasted some eggplant, red bell peppers, and/or tomato to add. A slice of fresh mozarella would have been fabulous too. But even without those, it was a delicious sandwich. The nuttiness of the garbanzo spread went perfectly with the zucchini and the slightly runny yolk was a nice sauce for the sandwich. I think I'll make it again in the summer when I can harvest a variety of veggies from our garden.
Your turn! What would you have made from zucchini, garbanzo beans, eggs and English muffins?