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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7 Responses to “Cinnamon Biscuits”

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    Katie — April 2, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Oh my gosh. so stinkin CUTE!! What a nice gift and seriously… those biscuits look AMAAAZING! My mouth is watering.

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    Jen — April 2, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Yea these were so tasty!

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    bethanyjg — April 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    These look great! I am going to make them tonight! Question – it says to spread the butter – so I’m assuming the butter should be warm enough to spread evenly across the top of the dough?

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    Jen — April 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Yes Bethany – I just softened mine in the microwave and used my fingers to spread it.

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    bethanyjg — April 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks! 🙂

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    Mermaid Sweets — April 3, 2009 at 5:05 am

    What a nice friend that Steph is – and these look to DIE for. Want them now.

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    Stephanie Wagner — April 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for the shout out. I’m do glad you guys enjoyed them. I’m digging the new look of the blog!

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