Chickpea Smash

Ok guys, I apologize for the one photo, but I got a bunch of requests for this recipe when I posted it on Instagram that I just decided to share it ASAP.

I love this recipe because it’s clean and healthy, and I can eat it while on my wild rose detox.

It’s vegan, vegetarian and you can eat it as a meal in a bowl over a bed of rice or as a side with a protein like chicken breast or steak.

This chickpea smash is seriously my fave and I’ve been making it for years.

I typically don’t use salt when I’m on the cleanse, but the sweetness of the cooked onion gives it such a delicious flavor that you don’t need to rely on it.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 Spanish onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 14 fl oz can of organic chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 3 cups of spinach
  • Red chilli flakes
  • Black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Grapeseed oil

Here’s what to do:

  • Heat up 3 tbsp of grapeseed oil until you can feel the heat holding you hand over the pan for 5 seconds
  • Add the garlic and onions and sauté until slightly brown
  • Rinse the chickpeas in water after opened and then add then to the pan
  • Season with red chilli flakes, pepper to your taste
  • Continue to stir the chickpeas with the onion/garlic mixture for a few minutes until they begin to get soft
  • Start smashing the chickpea mixture with a fork or potato masher (you may need to add a bit more oil)
  • Once the chickpeas are roughly mashed, add the spinach and stir
  • Allow the spinach to wilt down in the mixture
  • Add salt to taste and additional chilli flakes and pepper as desired

That’s all! It’s really simple and there is not a lot of prep.

Also if you’re looking to wow your friends as the hostess with the mostest, you can forego the spinach and use the chickpea mixture on top of a crostini.

Simply, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a little sea salt to counter the sweetness of the onion for a savoury dinner party appetizer.

Enjoy, x!


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