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by Heather Harris Brady

While most of my posts come from my kitchen at home I’m breaking new ground here to bring you this post – lunch at my desk. As spring creeps in at a glacial pace I still find myself craving nice salads for lunch. It’s a great gluten free, vegetarian entree, plus it’s a cinch to throw together in-situ, making it handy for picnics and tailgates too!

Chickpea Salad, Makes about 3 cups

  •  One 15 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/2 c. crumbled feta
  • 1/2 c. cherry tomatoes, washed and halved
  • One ready-to-eat container of brown rice (0ptional)
  • 1/4 c. good-quality olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 t. oregano
  • 1 t. minced garlic
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

 

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Before you leave home in the morning combine the last five ingredients together in a container. Put the beans, tomatoes and cheese in your bag along with the dressing. Refrigerate when you get to work.

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When you’re ready for lunch, heat the brown rice according to directions. (Mine cooks in one minute.) Warm up the dressing if it has thickened in the refrigerator.

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Stir the cheese into the dressing and mix well.

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Combine the beans, tomatoes, and rice in a bowl and pour the cheese/dressing on top. Mix well.

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That’s it! This recipe makes enough for at least two lunches, if you put it over greens it would probably stretch to three, so make sure you refrigerate any leftovers.

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