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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5 Responses to “Watermelon Cucumber Salad”

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    newlywed — August 2, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Mmm, I love watermelon in salad! This could quickly become a main-course salad with a bit of grilled shrimp on top.

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Yum! I just recently made watermelon feta bites with watermelon, feta, balsamic vinegar and mint! It was refreshing and delicious!

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    Jessie Hearty Bakes — August 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Very refreshing with watermelon. Great for our humid weather here. Cool~

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    Elina — August 3, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve been really into watermelon + feta combos lately. I am sure this salad was phenomenal (because goat cheese rocks!) 😀

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    We Are Not Martha — August 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Yay for watermelon day! I love watermelon and feta, but haven’t tried it with goat cheese… I’m sure it’s just as fabulous. This salad is so pretty!

    Sues

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