Smashed Chickpea Salad

Smashed Chickpea Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 147.1
  • Total Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 398.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 6.0 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    Smashed Chickpea Salad
    Inspired by ‘wichcraft

    1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    2 tablespoons pitted, halved and very thinly sliced black olives
    1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    Zest and juice from half a lemon (if you’ve got one of those sad, juiceless lemons, use both sides for juice)
    Couple good pinches of salt
    A few grinds of black pepper
    Olive oil to taste (I used half a tsp)


Mix everything but the olive oil in a small to midsize bowl. Very lightly smash the chickpea mixture with the back of a fork or a potato masher. You’re not looking for a hummus-like puree but something closer to a coarse chop with a few smaller bits to hold it together. Add the glugs of olive oil, mix it lightly and enjoy.

This is also awesome as a sandwich on toasted bread, and it needs nothing else on it. But, if you want to doll it up, here are some ideas: A slice of roasted red pepper (as they do at ‘wichcraft), watercress (ditto), a slice of pickled garlicky red pepper (our way). We schmeared the bread with a tahini dressing, which was just tahini, lemon juice and a minced garlic clove thinned with water, but if you’ve got some harissa, I bet that would also be delicious.

Serving Size: 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMADHIKA.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Tasty recipe. - 12/13/20

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    Very Good
    tasty - 8/28/19

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    Great, the olive gives it just enough salt. - 8/27/19

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    I’m interested - 7/26/19

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    This is a good sandwich filling. Glad to see recipe again as I had forgotten to make it in awhile. I like the addition of roasted red peppers,like hummus as a topping too. Found some in Oasis brand nonfat lentil, black bean etc and other flavors Hummus, which is great and low in calories.Thanks - 1/14/18