Monday, June 22, 2009

mid-day mediterranean

Like many vegetarians I am constantly looking for new lunch ideas. This is the one meal each day that the carnivore and I are on our own, so I indulge in many foods he would never touch. I assume he does the same. So, while he is having fried chicken, I am having chickpeas. I came across this recipe in an old Real Simple. I changed it just a little, but it was amazing! Here is how I made it -

For this wrap you will need:
Flat bread or pita bread
1 can of chickpeas
1 tsp of olive oil
1/4 tomato, chopped
1/8 of a red onion, sliced
1 tblsp of garlic hummus
1 tblsp of sour cream or plain yogurt
1/2 lemon
some fresh parsley
salt and pepper

Begin by toasting the chickpeas in the olive oil over low heat. Add in the copped parsley and squeeze the juice of the lemon half over the peas and toss. Place the peas and all of the other ingredients on the wrap. Top with salt and pepper and enjoy! You can make 4-5 wraps from these chickpeas, but you will need to slice fresh tomatoes and onions each day. I also suggest squeezing fresh lemon and adding a bit more parsley each day too.

This Mediterranean wrap is great mid-day for vegetarians, or adventurous carnivores. It packs in lots of protein, calcium, lycopene, vitamin C, and fiber. Plus, it tastes fantastic! A nice balance of creamy textures with crunchy ones. The sweetness of the lemon next to the spicy garlic was just right. It really was an afternoon delight.

2 comments:

  1. This looks delicious!!! Because it's Mediterranean, I want to add Feta to it really badly :) Maybe for lunch next week!

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  2. yeah, i think olives and red pepper would be good too.

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