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Green Olive and Smashed Chickpea Spread
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4.70 from 10 votes

Green Olive and Smashed Chickpea Spread

The perfect spread for sandwiches, wraps, or stuffed into a lettuce leaf for a wholly satisfying, protein and flavour filled lunch
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Spread
Cuisine: Anytime
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies


  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • ¼ cup green olives pitted and finely chopped
  • ½ small red onion finely chopped
  • ½ tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl mash the chickpeas with the back of a fork, or a potato masher. Chickpeas should be quite smooth, with a few chunky bits left in there
  • Add in all other ingredients, and mix well to combine
  • Serve in a sandwich or wrap, stuffed into an endive or lettuce leaf, or even as a dip with some crackers


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.6g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 207mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 3.4g