Remember when I said that I wanted to be eating more whole grains? It wasn't really working out that well, mostly because I like pasta way more than I like quinoa. I found something that might help me overcome my quinoa resistance. It's from Trader Joe's and it's called Harvest Blend. Sure, most of the blend is Israeli Couscous, which is, at least in my mind, basically pasta. But there's also orzo, split baby garbanzo beans, and red quinoa. For this dish, I added arugula, feta, and some more garbanzos. And lots of lemon.
Marcus calls garbanzo beans "butt beans" (because he thinks they look like little butts). He doesn't like them, and picks them out of his food. I may not love quinoa, but I sure do love garbanzos. (Yes, it's true, I have a carbohydrate disorder).
This dish is quite delicious, and only takes about fifteen minutes to make, including chopping and zesting. "Lovely," as Gordon Ramsay says.
1 cup Trader Joe's Harvest Grains
zest and juice of 2 small lemons
1 can garbanzo beans
2 cups arugula, chopped
handful basil, chopped
1/4 block feta cheese
1 tbs. butter
Salt to taste
1. Cook harvest grains according to the instructions, including tbs. of butter
2. Add all ingredients, except for feta; mix
3. Add salt to taste and feta