6 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup polenta and about 1 cup stew)

Serve this simple meatless stew with a green salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and garlic, and sauté 30 seconds. Stir in black pepper, tomatoes, and chickpeas; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

While stew cooks, bring 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add polenta, stirring with a whisk. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes or until done, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese. Serve stew over polenta.

Ratings & Reviews

cookinfabulous's Review

January 01, 2009
This is delicious and SO easy. I used prepared polenta in a tube and broiled the slices for 5 minutes - then topped them with the stew. My husband loved it too and he's not always a fan of meatfree meals. Leftovers were great too- excellent for lunch the next day, I was actually looking forward to leftovers for once!