Smitten Kitchen’s Smashed Chickpea Salad

Wow. Deb over at Smitten Kitchen knows what she is doing. Holy Moly. I wanted to make a different type of dip for lunch with our favorite bishop on Saturday. Hummus, baba ghanoush, lebneh- mine would never compare to what these men have eaten all over the world and Middle East in the past. So when I saw Deb’s Smashed Chickpea Salad, I knew it would be the perfect creative dip for the lunch!

I served this with some toasted lavash bread, sliced red pepper, and baby carrots. Also, deviating from the recipe, I smashed the chickpeas all the way to make it more dippy. It was a success, and you all need to try it!

Find the original recipe here, and let her know how much you like it once you try it!!!!!!!

The ingredients are:
-1 can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained well.
-chopped red onion
-chopped kalamata olives
-lemon zest and juice
-a bit of parsley
-sea salt and pepper

It was reallly delicious, and all of the guys (my dad, PB, and the bishop) loved it!


In other news….

Please leave me all your blog links in this below post. I love reading all of your blogs but I am having a tough time keeping things organized, and I’d also like to spread the word about your blogs by adding you to my blogroll! So if you are not already on my blogroll, give me your link please!!!! Oh, and try this dip! I mean it!


24 responses to “Smitten Kitchen’s Smashed Chickpea Salad

  1. Pingback: My Jordanian style lunch « RhodeyGirl Tests

  2. I also have this recipe bookmarked! I’m glad you liked it, gives me more motivation to make it soon.

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  3. I definitely have to make this.

    Here is my blog link:

  4. haha i’m sure you have other things keepin u busy aka wedding!?!? 😀

  5. Fabulous! I was just looking for a chickpea salad recipe.

    My link is:! 🙂

  6. mmmmm looks so good! I am glad it turned out really well. Have a great day chicky!

  7. gina (fitnessista)

    that looks incredible! i’ll definitely be making it for my valentine’s day party 😀
    have a great day!

  8. i have a can of chickpeas just waiting to be used! i will definitely use that recipe soon! thanks!! 🙂
    my address is
    Thanks girl!

  9. Kind of like a twist on hummus? I’ll eat anything with olives in it!

    My blog:

  10. Oh that looks fabulous!! – thanks for spreading the word 🙂 I appreciate it!

  11. Mmm, thanks for the recommendation! I’ll add this one to my “gotta try” list…

  12. I love hummus…im eating it at lunch right now!! I’m going to have to try this recipe out ASAP!

  13. My link is –

    Smitten Kitchen always has awesome recipes 🙂

  14. hm… I think my comment got marked as spam cuz of the link –

    i love smitten kitchen!

  15. i think my comment got marked as spam, but here’s my link –

    i love smitten kitchen!

  16. The dip looks delicious!! BTW I am holding a giveaway on my blog for popchips today!

  17. Yum! I love unique takes on hummus and any other kind of bean dips.

    My blog is:

  18. I’m glad you lunch went so well!! if you want to add my blog to your blog roll its

  19. YUUUUUM! That looks delicious – I think I might make it this weekend for my family get together!

  20. Heart the Smitten Kitchen. This looks so good!

  21. This looks great! It sounds like your lunch was very successful and you did well under all the pressure.

    Here is my link:

  22. i’ve been meaning to make that!

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