Tuscan Mashed Chickpeas

I love this recipe. It’s packed with protein and is so easy to make and serve…as a side dish or on toasted bread. It leaves me dreaming of lazy Tuscan summer days. Thanks to the Barefoot Contessa for the inspiration for this recipe.


Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredient List: 

2 cups cooked/canned chickpeas

½ cup spring or filtered water

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

10-12 cherry tomatoes, halved

3-4 cloves fresh garlic, smashed, minced

Sea salt

Generous pinch crushed red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons white miso

4-5 sprigs fresh flatleaf parsley, coarsely chopped

Juice of ¼ fresh lemon


Step By Step Instructions: 

Place chickpeas and water in a food processor and pulse to create a coarse mashed texture.


Place oil and cherry tomatoes in a deep skillet over medium heat. When the tomatoes begin to sizzle, add garlic, a pinch of salt and red pepper flakes. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Stir in chickpeas and simmer for 3-4 minutes, just until heated through. Stir in miso until it melts. Remove from heat and stir in parsley and lemon juice.


Serve as a side dish or on toasted bread.