Smashed Chickpea Salad

Smashed Chickpea Salad – Yay for another delicious lunch option!! I love hummus, so this was right up my alley. It wasn’t the easiest lunch to eat at my desk, but it sure tasted great!!

I stuffed a pita with the smashed chickpea salad, tabbouleh, feta and a roasted red pepper slice. It was delicious!! Definitely head over to Smitten Kitchen and read her suggestions…this post does no justice to her salad. I promise.

Smashed Chickpea Salad

Smashed chickpea salad

from Smitten Kitchen and her inspiration from ‘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
  • Couple good pinches of salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper
  • A few glugs of olive oil (to taste)


1. Mix everything but the olive oil in a small to midsize bowl.

2. 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.

3. Add the glugs of olive oil, mix it lightly and enjoy.

Smashed Chickpea Salad

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