I have been coming across the this smashed chickpea and avocado salad sandwich on pinterest for a while now and given that both avocados and chickpeas are among my favourite foods it was only a matter of time before I made them! These sandwiches could not be simpler, you basically just take chickpeas and an avocado, (s)mash them together and place the mixture between two slices of (whole/multi-grain) bread and you have a light, healthy and tasty meal! Of course the avocado and chickpea
salad is seasoned with lemon or lime juice along with salt which is such an amazing combo with both avocados and chickpeas! From there you can add things like onion, chili peppers, sun dried tomatoes, etc. You can fill out the sandwich a bit with salad greens, sliced tomato, cheese, etc. These smashed chickpea and avocado sandwich are such perfect quick, easy, light, tasty and healthy sandwiches!
It’s great open-faced as well as with that second slice of bread!
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich
A fresh, cool, creamy and light smashed chickpea and avocado sandwich!
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 1 1/2 cups cooked beans, from 1/2 cup dry)
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons green or red onion, finely sliced or diced
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- salt to taste
- 8 slices bread (optionally lightly toasted)(gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 1 cup baby spinach or arugula or other greens
- Smash/mash the chickpeas and avocado with a potato masher or a fork, mix in the onion, lime juice and salt to taste
Option: Add 1 tablespoon finely diced jalapeno pepper for heat.
Option: Add sliced tomato to the sandwiches!
Option: Add cheese like feta, parmesan, fresh mozzarella, burrata, etc.
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Great idea! I'm always up for a healthy sandwich!
Julie Wampler says
A great idea for a sandwich! I could use one of these for lunch today!
One of my favorites!
Heather Christo says
Love this vegan sandwich!!
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
I want this for lunch! Yum!
Arthur in the Garden! says
This looks wonderful! I will have to try it!
Love this perfect sammy!