by Elise Schwartz | September 29, 2010 7:22 PM
Smashed Chickpea Salad
2 cups chickpeas, rinsed
2 Tbsp organic black olives, pitted, halved thinly sliced
1 Tbsp red onion, minced
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Fresh zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp sea salt
Fresh black pepper to taste
2 Tbsp olive oil
Mix everything but the olive oil in a medium 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. Add the olive oil, mix it lightly and enjoy.
You can serve this salad a couple of different ways: as is, over a bed of fresh salad greens, spread over toasted sprouted bread, fill a roasted red pepper with it. Plenty of delicious flavor combinations!
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