Sunday, November 4, 2018

Mashed Chickpeas Bruschetta (Healthy | Easy | Vegan)

These are perfect as a healthy party snack, or as a quick healthy lunch (I sometimes even have them for dinner). Heavenly bruschetta with mashed chickpeas - delicious, healthy and super easy and quick!


You’ll Need:

For the mashed chickpeas:

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small tomato
  • 6-7 walnut halves
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon squeezed
  • 8 small black olives
  • a handful arugula

Bruschetta:

  • 1 whole grain baguette
  • OR lettuce leaves

Instructions:


  1. Clean tomatoes (maybe cut it in ½), arugula, spring onions and basil.
  2. Juice ½ lemon and peel garlic.
  3. In a food processor add chickpeas, arugula, onions, garlic, basil, tomato, walnuts, lemon juice, olives, olive oil. Did I forget something?
  4. Then blend at low speed for a little, so that the mixture is not smooth, but still chunky. This will be different for different food processors – make sure to not let it get smooth – it won’t be that awesome. But I imagine it will as well be pretty good.
  5. I didn’t need to add salt to this, because the chickpeas and the olives were already enough.
  6. Then slice a whole grain baguette on the diagonal into slices that are not too thick. Then toast them – I used my toaster for that – it’s faster than in the oven.
  7. When the bread slices are ready – spread generously from the mashed chickpeas on top. If you don’t eat bread, it’s even easier than that - just wrap the mashed chickpeas into a lettuce.
  8. You can also add some other vegetable on top of that if you’d like – perhaps some lettuce or some avocado.
  9. Enjoy!