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Smashed Chickpea Salad

chickpea salad

One choice D and I have made this year is to try and cut back on our meat consumption. This means more mushrooms, more whole grains and hopefully, more beans and bean-like objects. I have a great aversion to the slightly gritty texture of beans though, so I’m searching hard to find ways to enjoy them. I like hummus, so that’s one. And now I like this lemon-y, onion-y, olive-y salad. It’s a great balance of crisp and soft and tangy and salty. I highly recommend it, especially on a piece of seeded whole grain toast. My next recipe to try? Crispy roasted chickpeas. Then maybe I’ll move on to another member of the bean family!

One Comment

  1. Amy I.

    I have the same aversion to the texture of beans! I wish I liked them because I don’t enjoy other forms of protein that much. I’ve been making hummus a lot lately. Did you use a recipe for the smashed chickpeas? I’m not an olive fan either, but I’d love to try it out.