Smashed Chickpea Recipe with Feta Salad

Smashed chickpea and feta salad

  • serves 2
  • A little effort

This smashed chickpea and feta salad makes a hearty, no-cook supper for two in just 15 minutes. It makes a great lunch box, too. Smashing the chickpeas helps them to soak up some of the dressing



  • lemon ½, juiced
  • olive oil
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • red chilli 1 small, seeded and diced
  • chickpeas 400g tin, rinsed and drained
  • red onion ½, chopped
  • cucumber ¼, diced
  • baby plum tomatoes 6, halved
  • feta 50g, crumbled
  • dill or flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, chopped


  • Step 1

    Whisk the lemon juice, 2 tbsp oil, cumin seeds and chilli with some seasoning in a large bowl. Lightly mash the chickpeas with a potato masher or the end of a rolling pin, and add them to the dressing bowl with the onion, cucumber and tomatoes, and leave to marinate for 5 minutes. Stir through the feta and herbs to serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 369
  • Fat 20.6g
  • Saturates 5.4g
  • Carbs 26g
  • Fibre 8.5g
  • Protein 15.5g
  • Salt 0.7g