Chickpea Smash

  • Author: Rebecca Jenkins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 people 1x
  • Category: Lunch



  • 1 can cooked chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lime/lemon juice
  • 1 whole capsicum (whole or preserved)
  • 7 whole pickles (or as many as you’d like!)
  • pinch cayenne pepper (or a good sprinkling if you’re feeling frisky)
  • to taste salt & pepper
  • 2 whole bread roll or toast


  1. Add chickpeas, olive oil & citrus juice into a bowl and smash up. I use our stick blender but a potato masher or even a fork will work too! Get your exercise in for the day! Don’t go mental though, its chickpea smash, not hummus.
  2. Slice up pickles and chop capsicum, chuck those in there.
  3. Add cayenne pepper, salt & pepper. Give it all a good mix up.
  4. Depending on whether our baguette (from our village baguette vending machine) is minutes or hours old we will have this in a fresh baguette as a roll or if the baguette needs ‘warming up a bit’ as an open toasted sandwich. Good either way!