So here's round two of my "healthyish" lunches. If my neighbors ever glance over and see me photographing my food, I'm sure they think I'm crazy! But so far this little goal of mine to snap a pic of what I'm eating for lunch has been a lot of fun! And - if you are curious about week one - you'll find it here.
Socca (Chickpea Flour Pancake) with Onions, Tomatoes and Chickpeas
Ingredients for 2 Servings:
1 medium tomato 1 medium onion 4 tablespoon oil, divided 1/2 cup chickpea flour (or regular flour) 1 egg 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed, divided 1/4 Geek yogurt Kosher salt for sprinkling 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Dice tomato and slice onion. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a skillet. Using medium low heat, saute the tomato and onion until tender. Add 1/2 cup of the chickpeas and continue to cook another 2 minutes. Set aside.
Meanwhile, mix together the flour, egg, water, salt and pepper. Stir in the remaining chickpeas. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Using medium heat, fry two socca pancakes; use half the batter for each one, turning over when the edges are brown and you see bubbles on the surface.
Place each pancake on a plate. Divide the tomato mixture and spoon over the pancakes. Garnish each plate with 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro. Sprinkle with Kosher salt.
So Easy Black Bean Soup - Serves 2
1 (15 oz.) can beef broth 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 chopped cilantro 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (or smoked paprika) 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt 6 jalapeno slices
Heat broth, beans, cilantro and chili powder to boiling, then turn down heat and cook for 5 more minutes. Divide soup into two bowls. Garnish each bowl with 1 tablespoon yogurt and 3 jalapeno slices.
I followed my recipe for Fake Pho - click on the link- but instead of noodles, I spiralized a zucchini. I placed the raw "zoodles" in the bowl, and when I poured the steaming broth on them, they retained just the right amount of bite feel.