Chick Pea Crostini
  • 12 slices of French bread/ Baggette
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 15oz (400g) can chick peas (drained & rinsed)
  • zest & juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  1. Make the crostini. Heat oven to 390 (200C). Brush each side of the pieces of bread with olive oil, season and place on a baking tray. Place in the oven for 3 minutes, turn them over and cook for another 3 minutes or until nicely toasted.
  2. Finely dice the onion, garlic and bell pepper. Heat the remaining olive oil in a saucepan and sauté for around 5 minutes until the onion and garlic has softened.
  3. Transfer the mix to a mixing bowl. Add the chick peas, lemon juice, zest and parsley. Season and give a good mix.
  4. To serve spoon the chick pea mix onto the crostini.
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