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Chickpeas, Olives, and Tomatoes on Toast

This mixture, with or without the fish, is also terrific tossed into pasta.

  • servings: 4




  • Olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • Red-pepper flakes
  • 1 small can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup halved pitted green olives
  • Salt
  • Slices rustic bread, toasted
  • Oil-packed tuna or sardines (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Heat a skillet over high, then coat with olive oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add chickpeas and red-pepper flakes; cook until chickpeas begin to brown and pop, about 3 minutes. Stir in diced tomatoes and their liquid, 1/4 cup water, and olives and simmer 1 minute; season with salt. Brush bread slices with oil and season. Spoon chickpea mixture on bread and drizzle with oil. You can top this off with tuna or sardines for an extra hit of protein.

Everyday Food, March 2012



Reviews (1)

  • jnkeller 24 Jun, 2013

    This is really good and a really interesting combination of ingredients. I think the green olives make the dish. I have made it twice now, on toast the first time and tossed with orrechiette the second. I had a hard time keeping the garlic from burning over high heat so the second time I added them after cooking the chickpeas. Overall it was extremely easy, quick and budget-friendly.