Smashed Chickpea Toast with Harissa Yoghurt

2018-06-09T17:57:10+00:00 June 13th, 2018|

We are always trying to find ways to use Harissa, it’s such a great and versatile way to add a big punch of flavour to your cooking. Combine it with garlicky chickpeas and some toast and you’ve got a great lunch of appetizer.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 small garlic cloves, divided
  • 2 15.5-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped, plus tender celery heart leaves for serving
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, plus sprigs for serving
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped peperoncini, plus more thinly sliced for serving
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 slices country-style bread, toasted
  • 1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 4 tsp. harissa paste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION

STEP 1

Combine shallot, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Finely grate 1 garlic clove into bowl, then toss to combine. Let sit 5 minutes, add chickpeas to shallot mixture and smash with a potato masher or wooden spoon until some of the chickpeas are broken into smaller pieces, add chopped celery, chopped cilantro, finely chopped peperoncini, and ¼ cup oil and toss to combine; season with salt.

STEP 2

Rub one side of toasts with remaining garlic clove; drizzle with oil and season with salt. Spread yogurt over and spoon 1 tsp. harissa on top of each. Using a small spoon, swirl harissa into yogurt to incorporate slightly and marble.

STEP 3

Divide chickpea mixture among toasts (you may have some leftover depending on the size of your bread). Top with celery leaves, cilantro sprigs, and sliced peperoncini. Drizzle with more oil; season with salt and pepper.

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