Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich

Here is another great sandwich perfect for a lunch at home, school, or work.  This recipe was adapted from here which I discovered on pinterest.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Mash the chickpeas in a medium bowl using a fork.
  2. Add the avocado and mash together with the chickpeas. (It might be helpful to mash the avocado separately first and then combine it with the chickpeas.)
  3. Mix in cilantro, green onion, lime, and salt and pepper.
  4. Spread on a sandwich and enjoy.

Note: This is best eaten the day it is made because it will be bright green from the avocado.  If you are saving it for another day or do not eat it all in one day, place the avocado pit in the center of the salad mix to preserve the green color.

Update: The last two times I made this sandwich, I actually combined parts of the ingredients in this Chickpea Avocado Salad recipe and in this Mock Tuna Salad.  Here’s the ingredients I used:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • pinch of sea salt

I’ve even used this recipe to make a hummus.  If you do this, make sure to process the chickpeas in a food processor until very smooth, then process the remainder ingredients until smooth.

This recipe makes about 6 sandwiches.
Based on 1 serving without bread:
The updated recipe yields approximately 115 calories and 5g protein
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