These Savory Chickpea Crostini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes are brought to you by Spectrum® Organics. Along with this delicious chickpea recipe, I’m sharing how this wide range of cold pressed and expeller pressed products can open doors to culinary adventures in YOUR cooking journey!
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You might have recently seen the Goat Cheese and Peach Crostini recipe I shared. As a result, you could probably say that I’m loving the idea of a smaller, bite sized snack or appetizer. They’re easy to pull together, smaller portions and the possibilities are endless.
As a BIG fan of chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes, I knew this chickpea recipe was a going to be delicious. For those of you who love a little (or a lot) of heat — the Spectrum Organic Cayenne Pepper Olive Oil adds that with just a drizzle or two! The oil is cold infused with organic cayenne pepper — this is right up my husband’s alley. He loves food with a little heat!
So, if you’re looking for a savory chickpea recipe that will be a real crowd pleaser, you’ve come to the right place! Enjoy.
Savory Chickpea Crostini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mint
- 1/4 canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 1 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 1/4 tsp minced garlic (1/2 garlic clove)
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes, optional
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- fat free cooking spray
- 4 1/4-inch thick slices of baguette
- 1/2 tsp Spectrum Organic Cayenne Pepper Olive Oil, for drizzling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray each 1/4-inch slice with fat free cooking spray.
- Bake until light golden brown, approximately 10-15 minutes.
Assembling Chickpea Crostini
- Combine chickpeas, sun-dried tomato, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes (optional) and water in a small skillet; bring to a gentle simmer over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is warmed through, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Using a fork, mash about half of chickpea mixture. Stir in chopped mint.
- Divide chickpea mixture evenly over toast; drizzle with Spectrum Organic Cayenne Pepper Olive Oil. Garnish with mint leaves, optional.
Looks and sounds pretty amazing, right? The Cayenne Pepper Olive Oil is also great to drizzle over a chicken stir-fry to dial up the heat, or add a small touch to a tasty bowl of butternut squash soup for some extra warmth.
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Not only would I love for you to try this delicious recipe, but I hope you’ll try the high-quality Spectrum brand! So, how about we talk about the Spectrum Taste of Barcelona Sweepstakes? Finally, right? (hee-hee)
- Contest began at 9:00 AM ET 9/1/18 and ends 11:59 PM ET 12/15/18.
- To enter log into your Instagram or Facebook account and follow Spectrum and upload a photo or video with the hashtag #TasteofBarcelonaContest and a brief statement as to why you selected this oil.
- Prizes: 2 Grand Prizes: 8 day/ 7 night trip to Barcelona, Spain for winner and 1 guest during May, 2019. Trip includes coach class airfare 6 nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation in Spain, activities, breakfast daily, four lunches and four dinners and US $400 spending money.
- Complete rules available at facebook.com/spectrumorganics/