What IS the Zucchini Chickpea dance? Seriously? You don’t know? Fine, I’ll tell you. You step to your left, clap twice, yell ZUCCHINI! Step to your right, clap twice, yell CHICKPEA. Clap your hands up in the air over your head and yell TAHINI. If you don’t know what tahini is, ask your neighbor. Then you shimmy your hips around and around like you’re an immersion blender. Keep shimmying! Don’t stop! Then you roll your shoulders back, clap twice and yell SO AWESOME. Hey – I didn’t invent the dance – don’t blame me! Then when you are done you eat a bowl of Zucchini Chickpea soup either hot or cold. Only dance I’ve ever heard of that ends with food consumption. For that reason alone, I request it at all the weddings and bar mitzvahs that I attend.
Ingredients (in no particular order): zucchini, chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, onion, cumin, cayenne pepper, canola oil, homemade vegetable stock goodness
Soup type: Cold, Pureed