Tomato & chickpea bake

Tomato & chickpea bake

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
A satisfying veggie meal which contains 4 of your 5-a-day in one go

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal292
  • fat15g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre6g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.91g
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  • 1 aubergine, cut into cubes



    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for brushing
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 200g cherry tomato, halved
  • 400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • 4 slices white baguette
  • 3 tbsp grated vegetarian Parmesan style cheese



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • handful basil, to serve



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Fry the aubergine and onion in the oil in a large pan for about 5 mins until softened and lightly coloured. Add the garlic, canned tomatoes, ½ can of water, 1 tsp oregano and a little pepper. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and chickpeas for the final 2 mins cooking.

  2. Spoon into a baking dish. Brush the bread with a little oil. Mix remaining oregano and Parmesan, then sprinkle over the bread. Sit the bread on top of the chickpea mix, then bake for 15-20 mins until crisp and golden. Scatter the basil over the top and serve with green veg or a salad on the side.

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Comments (42)

georgelikescake's picture

I made this for a second time last night and once again it was a success. Both times Ive used courgettes instead of an aubergine - I also added a red pepper and a red birds eye chilli last night. Find it's great to eat alone so I just double the portion rather than adding a salad!

izzylivy's picture

Just used breadcrumbs for the top. Made this as to accompany a meat dish for dinner with some friends. The vegetarian had to fight the meat-eaters off! Delicious.

ruth21981's picture

my second dish cooked from scratch ha ha!! just baking in the oven smells delish! great recipe thanks

1303sd's picture

full of flavour, simple to make will do this again .
I used garlic bread for my topping this was quicker for me and very tasty also

marvik's picture

I will use courgette in place of aubergine. DH is not fond of aubergine.

hoggynight's picture

very good recipe, very tasty and easy to make, going to be one of our family favourites.

jessgreenie's picture

should have checked here 1st before making - would have been better with meat- or something to give a bit of a kick.

Also agree it didn't need the extra water. Will leave that out next time

thommich's picture

Really disappointing. I was expecting something special after the previous comments. It was ok, but bland. It needed more flavour. Bread on top was nice.

pansypalace's picture

My daughter who has a vegetarian boyfriend and doesn't supposedly like aubergine made this with my guidance since she is just finding her feet on the cooking front thanks to good food, and it turned out abosolutely wonderful. We enjoyed it very much, very tasty, we ate the lot. Didn't make any changes to the recipe at all, just ate the rest of the bread to mop up the juices. The boyfriend is now an aubergine convert.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This was very good and looked colourful on the table. Served with sausages and mangetout.

jenniecox's picture

I enjoyed this one, the toasted cheesy bread really lifted it. I served it with a greek salad with some crumbled feta on top which again lifted it. Great for a green day if you are following the slimming world diet!!

littlemissmaccas's picture

I have just made this and thought it was amazing. I am not a fan of Aubergine so I substituted this for Courgette. I also added some mushrooms and a few olives. I served it with a green salad as suggested. I probably made enough for four but me and my boyfriend managed to eat the lot. Really lovely dish and I will be doing this for my vegetarian mates very soon. Next time I wouldn't add so much water as I didn't think it needed it.

emily84's picture

Apologies everyone I have added the quantity for the cherry tomatoes

jburton's picture

I love the Chorizo idea...

donnauniacke's picture

this was yummy, made it as my above comment, my husband and 3 year old loved it and even my 8 month old couldn't get enough. will definately make again.

lb02252's picture

I didn't add the bread and just added cheese at the end. Used leek instead of onion. It's really simple to make but delicious. Will definitely make again!

donnauniacke's picture

i am cooking this as we speak, i agree with the meat comment, i have added chorizo to mine, cooked it with the onions and aubergine. it smells yummy. i didn't have any baguettes so i have added parmasan bread crumbs instead, i just blitzed a slice of bread in the food processer and have added the oregano, olive oil and parmasan to it, i will let youknow how it tastes.

tashax3's picture

I didn't have all the ingredients and I have nothing in the fridge, so I just used onion, canned tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and chickpeas. I followed the recipe accordingly, but as I had no bread I didn't particuarly want to add the cheese.

"My version" tasted fantastic! I couldn't stop eating it! I accompanied it with a salad, but it could go really well with pasta too.
I will definetly try the recipe stated when I go back to the shop, and I'm sure it'll be just as delicious if not more due to the mix of vegetables.
I added chilli sauce in mine to give it something extra, but as the others said, I think it would really go well with a bit of meat, personally I would suggest chorizo.
I highly recommend this dish, you should all try it!

cloclo's picture

Looks lovely, but definitely needs some meat! Like JOOLES's idea, but probably would use bacon - I only like that for breakfast!

jburton's picture

It sure does look good. I do like meat though, so i think id add sausages cut into meatball size pieces and maybe also some bacon, cut into bit size pieces, id cook these before the onion stage, when cooked take out and set aside then continue with rest of recipe. Just before transferring into oven dish add back the sausages & bacon then pop in oven dish etc etc
As for the toms i think id probably add about 125g (about half a punnet)
I think i will be cooking this at the weekend, i will be back to comment on how it turned out. x


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