Salad with chickpeas

We love salads. We can have them in almost any way. The following recipe was inspired by a dish by Jamie Oliver and it’s not only delicious but super quick – it won’t take more than 10 minutes to make.


  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • cherry tomatoes or tomatoes
  • 1 quarter red onion pealed and finely sliced
  • cucumber
  • salad leaves
  • sprouts of any kind
  • herbs (eg. basil, mint…)

In fact anything you like or have available at the moment. The most important ingredient is chickpeas.
For the dressing: salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil (mix using the ratio 3:1)

While cutting up the vegetables, place the chickpeas into a pot and heat them up on the stove. Toss everything including 2/3 of chickpeas together in a salad bowl, add salt, pepper. Smash the rest of the chickpeas using a fork and add it to the salad bowl together with lemon juice and olive oil. It might seem too much of a hassle, why should you smash a couple of chickpeas, but trust me, it really makes a huge difference! It gives the salad kind of a creamy consistency and tastes wonderfully. If desirable decorate with olives, capers, cheese, etc. Enjoy!

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