Smashed Chickpea Salad

As my “must-bake” list continues to grow, I find that I rarely save non-baked goods as favorites anymore. In an effort to try more new recipes for lunch and dinner I’ve made a conscience effort to start saving meal recipes instead of just cookies and cakes. This is one of the recipes that caught my eye.

This salad comes together in no time and is quite tasty. I forgot to add the olive oil and it was still delicious. We both really enjoyed these sandwiches for lunch one Saturday.

Smashed Chickpea Salad – from Smitten Kitchen
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons pitted, halved and very thinly sliced black olives – I omitted, we both don’t like 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

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.

We made sandwiches with a small amount of mayo and roasted red peppers on toast. I even forgot the olive oil and it was still delicious.

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6 Responses to “Baked Pork Chops with Parmesan-Sage Crust”

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    nutmegnanny — November 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Wow these look awesome! I love how juicy the pork looks and I love the crunchy breading…yum!

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    Mandy — November 6, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I was looking for a new pork chop recipe to make when my mother in law is up this week. This looks perfect! Thanks!!

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    Carolin309 — November 7, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Thanks for recipe. Tried it and it was good. I used Reggiano and added a bit more than suggested but you can rarely go wrong with a little extra cheese. I’ll have to share my pork roast recipe.

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    Jamie — November 10, 2009 at 12:57 am

    These look awesome, my finace loves pork chops so I will definitely be giving these a try!

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    LolliCakes — November 13, 2009 at 12:13 am

    I made these last night for company…following your recipe using the panko crumbs and double dipping…and OMG – they were wonderful!!! I want to do them with chicken next time…thank you – you made me a star!!!

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    Jen — November 13, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Chicken would be great!

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