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Smashed Chickpeas with Naan

Smashed Chickpeas with Naan

Prep time 15 minutes
Ready in 15 minutes
Makes 2 servings


  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and dried off
  • 10 quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 pieces of naan bread


1. In a large bowl, smash the chickpeas with a potato masher or a fork. Leave some whole pieces of chickpea to keep it rustic.
2. Throw in the tomatoes and red onion then drizzle the extra virgin olive oil.
3. Add in the salt, garam masala, ginger, cayenne and cilantro. Stir until well incorporated then finish with the lemon juice.
4. Toast the naan bread on both sides until golden brown and top with the smashed chickpeas.
Recipe by Alexe Lawrence of