Some days all I can manage for a meal is two slices of toast.
But you can bet those two slices are good.
If you’ve ever had an exhausting week and come home on Friday night to an empty refrigerator, you know the feeling.
This toast is a go-to for me when I need something quick, healthy, and delicious. Mix, mash, toast, boom—you’ve got yourself some effortlessly decadent toast.
Break out the toaster my friends, today we are making some Miso Chickpea Toast!
In my opinion, miso is one of the most underrated ingredients on the market. For those of you wondering what miso is—in the most basic terms miso is a fermented made from a mixture of soybeans and koji (which is actually a mold, but no worries, it is safe!). Miso is a traditional Japanese ingredient and has the most incredible salty, earthy + perfectly umami flavor.
So now that we know what miso is, lets talk about this combo. If nothing else is available in the kitchen, I ALWAYS have a can of chickpeas in my pantry. Since lemon juice and miso are a staples in the fridge, this toast topping is as basic as it gets. If you’re looking for something extra, top the toast with your favorite toast toppings, but trust me—this chickpea mixture has flavor that you won’t be able to get enough of!
You’re going to love this simple recipe! My Miso Chickpea Toast is:
Salty + Earthy
Rich in flavor
& effortlessly delicious!
If you try this recipe, be sure to comment, leave a rating, and don’t forget to tag a photo #thelocalsprout on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear what you think!
- ½ cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 Tbsp. white miso paste
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, plus extra if needed
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Pinch black pepper
- 2 slices bread, lightly toasted
- A few slices of smoked salmon (ensure fish is wild caught and sustainable sourced)
- micro greens
- chopped fresh herbs
- In a small bowl, mash the chickpeas, miso paste, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. If mixture appears dry, add an extra splash of lemon juice.
- Taste and adjust flavors if needed. Add extra miso paste for more umami flavor, lemon juice for tang, and salt for salty-ness.
- Spread mixture evenly over toast and enjoy.