But some days there's just no appeal to last night's soup or the weekend's leftover roast chicken or even the ultra low-brow Satisfying Lunch in One Point. I want something fresh and bright and filling and and not-leftover.
Thanks to Orangette, this is my new go-to lunch though with considerably more points. (Chickpeas always surprise me with calorie count. I'm not saying they shouldn't be eaten. They just taste more virtuous than the numbers add up.) Whether I return to my office to browse food blogs or step outside to enjoy a bit of early-spring warmth on the patio, this salad has become a mainstay.
SIDE NOTE I'm also becoming addicted to Great Harvest's tomato herb rolls -- and applaud Great Harvest for finally making smaller-size rolls. This little guy is whole-grain chew and flavor -- all for one point. And as Great Harvest goes, the rolls are relatively inexpensive, $4 for a pack of six.
CHICKA CHICKA CHICKPEA LUNCH
Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 10 minutes
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Zest and juice of half a lemon
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
Mix. Enjoy. That's all there is to it! I use the "ribbon Microplane" for both the zest and Parmesan so they don't melt. Some times I'll add a chopper pepper or cucumber. At night, I've turned in some leftover roast chicken.