Pantry Party Bites—Snack for 6

Pantry Party Bites are a quick, Mediterranean-American fusion snack made from staple pantry items. These flavorful bites combine ingredients like canned chickpeas, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes with spices and herbs for a satisfying, healthy treat perfect for any time of day.

Meal Type



Mediterranean American Fusion



Food Stars





You Need This Stuff

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup pitted olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Do This With That Stuff

  1. Drain and rinse 1 can of chickpeas using a colander or strainer
  2. Chop 1/2 cup pitted olives, 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, 1/4 cup red onion, and 1/4 cup fresh parsley on a cutting board using a chef’s knife
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained chickpeas, chopped olives, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, and parsley
  4. Add 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, and 1/4 tsp garlic powder to the mixing bowl
  5. Using a measuring spoon set, add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Mix all ingredients thoroughly with a wooden spoon until well combined
  7. Serve the Pantry Party Bites in small bowls or plates for six servings

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Beti’s Reflections

It all started on a lazy Sunday afternoon when I was craving a taste of the Mediterranean, but my pantry seemed to be filled with nothing but American staples. That’s when inspiration struck, and I decided to create a fusion snack that would satisfy my taste buds and make use of what I had on hand. Thus, the Pantry Party Bites were born!

This easy vegan party snack serves six people and is perfect for those who are looking for a healthy Mediterranean finger food option. It’s also gluten-free, so it caters to various dietary restrictions.

The magic of this Mediterranean Chickpea Recipe lies in its simple yet flavorful ingredients: chickpeas, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, fresh parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. The combination of these pantry staples creates an irresistible Sun-Dried Tomato Olive Appetizer that bursts with zesty flavors and textures.

To make these delightful Chickpea Olive Salad bites, start by draining and rinsing one can of chickpeas. Next up is the chopping party – pitted olives, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, and fresh parsley all need to be finely chopped. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chickpeas with your freshly chopped ingredients. Add olive oil, lemon juice, ground cumin smoked paprika and garlic powder to the mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste before giving everything a good stir until well combined. Voila! Your Pantry Party Bites are ready to be served in small bowls or plates.

In just a few simple steps you’ve whipped up some scrumptious Pantry Party Bites that will transport you straight to the Mediterranean coast without leaving your kitchen! These easy pantry snacks are perfect for sharing with friends or enjoying solo as you daydream about your next culinary adventure. So go ahead – dive into these healthy Mediterranean bites and let your taste buds set sail!

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