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Mashed Chickpea Tuscan Style

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins

This is hummus' best self! Chickpeas are mashed, not puréed for a heartier texture and combined with Colavita Diced Tomatoes and fresh parsley for extra flavor!
Serves 4-6

Mashed Chickpeas

 2 (15.5-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
 ½ cup chicken stock
 3 tbsp Colavita Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 1 Colavita Diced Tomatoes
 2 cloves garlic, smashed
 ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
 3 tbsp minced flat-leaf parsley
 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
 crostini (toasted bread) for serving

Place the chickpeas in the bowl of a food processor. Add the chicken stock and pulse until the chickpeas are coarsely pureed.


Heat 3 tablespoons of Colavita Lemon Extra Virgin olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 3 minutes, until aromatic.


Add the Colavita diced tomatoes and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.


Add the chickpeas and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.


Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan, parsley, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper and taste for seasonings.


Pour the mixture into a serving bowl, drizzle with extra Colavita olive oil, and serve with crostini.