Smashed Chickpea Salad

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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