I have to tell you about the lunch I just made. But first I have to tell you about what inspired it. When my mom was here, the three of us (me, my mom and Emmett) met Becca for lunch out our favorite Greek place: Papa ZuZu’s. It was a memorable lunch for lots of reasons, flying tzieke and baby poop all over my white tank being two of them, but also memorable because of being able to spend a fun hour with my mom and sister eating delicious Greek food. I had a gyro and tabouleh salad which was so fresh, light and yummy that I thought, “why don’t I eat this more??”
Enter this weekend when I bought this:
1. Cook the grain according to the box, which involves mixing the contents of the box together (spice pack too) with a cup of boiling water. You then cover it and stick it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
2. Once the half an hour was up, I mixed in:
-red bell pepper
-a few chopped mint leaves
-a can of chickpeas
-fresh lemon juice
-about 2 tablespoons of olive oil
I let it sit in the fridge for about an hour for everything to meld together and the result was even better then I thought it would be!
This would be such a great lunch to pack and take to work with you because I think it would just get better the longer it sat in the fridge. Or this would be great to bring to a potluck too! Or if you celebrate Meatless Monday. Or if you just want to pretend you are at Papa ZuZu’s, minus the baby poop 🙂