Hello 2015! It’s been a few long weeks since my last post. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and happy new year!
It feels good to be back, bringing you some healthy inspiration to start your new year. We will be starting the year off with this most delicious mashed chickpea & avocado sandwich.
I love my chickpea salads and have quite a few of them in the recipe collection. And for good reason, as they are easy, healthy and filling.
Chickpeas and avocados are a winning combination here. Add in a few other key ingredients and it’s a sandwich made in heaven!
Not in the mood for bread? Try serving this over a bed of leafy greens instead, or scoop it up with crackers or wide red bell pepper slices. Either way I know you’re going to love it!
Cheers to a happy and healthy new year!
Chickpeas and avocados, mash your way to a healthy sandwich filler. It’s a classic!
If you love chickpea salad sandwiches, find more inspiration with these other delicious variations!
- Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- Mashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- Sonoma Chickpea Salad
- Chickpea of the Sea Salad Sandwich
- Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- Mediterranean Mashed Chickpea Salad
MASHED CHICKPEA & AVOCADO SANDWICH
I like to mash! Do you? This another hearty and delicious chickpea salad sandwich. Use vegetables to scoop up the filling in place of bread for a gluten-free option.
- 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 can (15 oz.), drained and rinsed
- 1 avocado, seed removed
- 1 small carrot, diced
- juice of 1 lemon
- dollop of hummus, optional
- dash or two of garlic powder
- mineral salt + fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- leafy greens
- 6 slices bread of choice
- red onion slices
- sliced tomatoes, optional
In a medium size bowl, add chickpeas and roughly mash with the back of a strong fork. Add avocado and mash together well. Add in carrots, lemon juice, hummus, garlic powder, salt and pepper, mix to combine.
Layer your bread slices with leafy greens, onion and a nice helping of the mash. Top with remaining slice and enjoy!
Sliced tomato would pair nicely in the sandwich.
Try adding a small handful of pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or sunflower seeds to the mash for extra nutrition and crunchiness.
If needed, add a dollop of hummus, it pairs well and will act as a binder.
Not in the mood for bread? Try layering on romaine, bibb lettuce, collard or chard leaves. Alternately, make bell pepper scoops by slicing them wide and/or scoop up with your favorite crackers.