A sandwich that is filled with an avocado and chickpea mixture and baby arugula, sliced in half on a blue plate.
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Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

This Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich is a fresh, hearty, healthy vegan lunch option that’s guaranteed to please meat-eaters and vegetarians alike! It’s a rich and creamy sandwich filling that you can feel good about eating!

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I saw this sandwich over on Pinterest, and just knew it was something I wanted to try. I love interesting sandwich combinations, and slap an avocado on almost anything and I’m game!

A sandwich that is filled with an avocado and chickpea mixture and baby arugula, sliced in half on a blue plate.

So I made a batch of this goodness this afternoon, and we really enjoyed it! I did not bother peeling the skin off of the chickpeas…that just sounds like torture. I don’t think the texture was adversely affected at all.

I put a bed of baby arugula on the bread, topped with this salad, and lunch was ready!

The avocado makes it nice and creamy, the chickpeas give it some substance, and the tangy lime really brightens up the entire dish. This was a nice and easy weekend lunch that I’ll definitely make again.

I’m already dreaming up ways to change up the filling to give it some flair – it’s going to be a fun recipe to play around with!

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A sandwich that is filled with an avocado and chickpea mixture and baby arugula, sliced in half on a blue plate.

Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

  • Prep Time: 5 minuts
  • Total Time: 5 minuts
  • Yield: 3-4 Sandwiches
  • Category: Vegan, Sandwiches
  • Method: No Cook

Description

A fresh, hearty, healthy vegan lunch option that’s guaranteed to please meat-eaters and vegetarians alike! It’s a rich and creamy sandwich filling that you can feel good about eating!


Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • Sandwich bread (use your favorite)
  • Salad greens (I like baby arugula, but other greens or sprouts would work, too)

Instructions

  1. Place chickpeas and avocado in a medium bowl and smash them together using a fork or potato masher.

     

  2. Add cilantro, green onion, lime juice, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.

     

  3. Spread about 1/4 of the salad on bread and top with salad greens.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

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