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Tomato Chickpeas On Toast

By 31 January 2023February 2nd, 2023No Comments

Tomato Chickpeas On Toast

There is a hashtag on Instagram called #stuffontoast that I love browsing for inspiration. After seeing so many photos of beans on toast I decided to try my hand at creating one of my own! These chickpeas are simmered in a luscious tomato base and served on top of sourdough toast. It’s a great recipe as part of a brunch spread, because you can prep everything ahead of time. All you’ll have to do is toast the bread. 


1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil

1/2 onion, thinly sliced

1 can (14 oz/398 mL) chickpeas, 

drained and rinsed

1 tsp (5 mL) smoked paprika (see my tip)

1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin

1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

1/2 tsp (2 mL) black pepper

1/4 tsp (1 mL) garlic powder

1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground cinnamon

1 can (28 oz/796 mL) no-salt-added 

diced tomatoes (with juice)

4 slices sourdough bread, toasted

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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, until translucent.
  1. Add the chickpeas, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cinnamon; stir to coat. Using a potato masher or the back of a spoon, lightly mash the chickpeas. Add the tomatoes (with juice); stir to combine. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly.
  1. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Divide the chickpea mixture evenly on top of toast slices; serve.