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Chickpea 'Bruschetta'

Chickpea 'Bruschetta'

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 batch 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Sautéed, Mixed
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Low Calorie


A perfect, healthy, light, lunch idea! Full of veggies and served on crostinis. Only 143 calories per serving!


  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (I used low sodium), drained and rinsed
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 C shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 C parsley, chopped


  1. Finely dice 1/2 of a red pepper, 1 red onion, and 2 garlic cloves.
  2. Preheat a skillet over medium heat and add in 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Toss in red pepper, onion and garlic and sauté until softened.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together 1 can of drained and rinsed chickpeas, lemon juice from 1 lemon, 1/4 C shredded parmesan cheese and 1/3 C chopped parsley.
  4. Add all ingredients together and mix well.
  5. Refrigerate and serve cold over bread or crostinis (calories not included!)


To make crostinis, cut a baguette into thin slices. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and add slices to a baking sheet. Drizzle each side with a little olive oil. Bake for 2-3 minutes then flip and repeat for another 2-3 minutes until crispy.

Keywords: chickpea salad, easy appetizer, make-ahead, low calorie, low carb, light lunch

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