Smashed Chickpea and Feta Salad

Smashed Chickpea and Feta Salad

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



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.