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Chickpea-Lemon Bruschetta

Points® value
Total Time
15 min
15 min
Italian bruschetta are lightly toasted slices of bread that can be topped with a range of ingredients. Chickpeas, red onion, and a hit of fresh lemon star in this version. If you have other beans on hand, like small white beans, you can use them instead.


Canned drained chickpeas

15½ oz, (1 can), rinsed and drained

Red onion

¼ cup(s), sliced, finely chopped

Lemon zest

2 tsp(s), grated zest of 1 lemon

Fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp(s)

Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Garlic clove

1 clove(s), medium, minced

Cayenne pepper

1 pinch(es)

French baguette bread

8 oz, cut on diagonal into 12 slices and toasted

Smoked paprika

¼ tsp(s)

Fresh parsley

2 tbsp(s), coarsely chopped flat-leaf


  1. With fork, mash chickpeas in medium bowl. Add onion, lemon zest and juice, oil, garlic, and cayenne, stirring until mixed well.
  2. Spoon chickpea mixture onto toasts and sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Arrange on platter and serve.
  3. Serving size: 1 bruschetta


Turn bruschetta into lunch by serving them with a crisp green salad seasoned with vinegar and a touch of salt and topped with 1 tablespoon crumbled soft goat cheese.