Smashed Chickpea Salad Bites
Cuisine: Vegan
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
For the bread
  • 4 slices/1.5 cups of crumbled whole grain rye bread (I used pumpernickel)
  • ⅓ cup of raisins or chopped dates
  • 1 small chilli pepper (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt, pepper
For the salad
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 scallions
  • ⅓ cup of chopped pickles
  • ⅓ cup of soy or coconut yogurt
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • salt, pepper
  1. Add crumbled bread, raisins, deseeded chilli pepper, parsley, vinegar, maple syrup and spices to a food processor and pulse until just combined. You do not want to over-mix the mixture.
  2. Use a small round cookie cutter (6 cm/2.3 inch) to form the bites. Take about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and gently press into the mold. Make sure the bites are not too thin, so they won't break (1 cm/0.5 inch is a good height). Repeat with the rest of the bread mixture.
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas, and add to a large bowl. Chop scallions, pickles and chives, and mince garlic.
  2. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash chickpeas until chunky.
  3. Add scallions, pickles, yogurt, mustard, garlic and lemon juice to chickpeas, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  1. Top each bread bite with a large spoonful of smashed chickpea salad. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and chives. Enjoy!
Recipe by Green Evi at