Lucini Italia Cinque e' Cinque Chickpea Frittata
“Cinque is a simple Tuscan chickpea flour baking mix that, when prepared with extra virgin olive oil and water, bakes into a mouthwatering frittata. It is high in fiber, contains 9 grams of protein, is gluten-free and vegan!”
Chickpea flour?! Olive oil?! Vegan!? Frittata?! Sold. I was so excited to receive these samples, and when I did, I absolutely tore into the box. Funk caught it on camera. I yelled, “It feels like Christmas!” In the box were a few packages of Cinque e’ Cinque, some high quality olive oil, balsamic vinegar, tomato sauce, pizza sauce, and a fig and walnut vinaigrette. If it wasn’t midnight on a Friday night, I would have fired up the oven right then and there.
When we did get around to making the frittata (just a few days after using the delish pizza sauce on Funk’s homemade pizza) we were so excited to try it that we didn’t think of what else we’d eat to round out the meal! I read the back of the bag which said they are, “Traditionally served on a warm ciabatta roll with a sprinkle of black pepper…” So Funk toasted some whole grain rolls while I cracked open a can of Roma tomatoes to use. I simmered them on the stove with a tablespoon of capers and clove of garlic, and mashed them so it was more of a chunky sauce.
Making the Cinque e’ Cinque was a…cinch. All I had to do was add salt, olive oil, and water and pop it in the oven.
When the frittata was done, we plated the Cinque e’ Cinque, roll and tomatoes and dove in. We enjoyed it best with the piping hot and creamy chickpea mix spread on the roll and topped with the tomatoes. Holy moly. I don’t even have words to tell you how good this was. It was golden brown on top, thick and creamy in the middle, slightly salty, and bursting with rosemary flavor. We are in love with this simple, flavorful creation. While eating we were talking about how sad it would be when we ran out of the samples! Fortunately, the store locator tells me they sell it at Whole Foods. And, the company is running a contest to win free Lucini products for a year! I almost don’t want to tell you to enter so we have a better chance of winning, but go ahead, enter.