Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

Packed with fiber and healthy fats, these smashed avocado and chickpea sandwiches are a healthy, easy lunch option!

Bowl of chickpeas

The first time I made this recipe, I thought it was “too simple” to put up on the blog. I mean all you do is mash together a can of chickpeas, 2 sliced scallions, and 1 avocado, throw in some feta cheese, and season with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Take that and spread it over bread or add to a salad for a healthy dose of protein and healthy fats. See, super simple. And super delicious, which is why I finally had to share it with you on the blog! 

BOwl of chickpeas, feta and green onion

When I saw this month’s Recipe Redux Challenge was to add a healthy upgrade to a simple sandwich, I started thinking about fancy grilled cheeses, layered sandwiches, and other elaborate ways to jazz up classic sandwiches, but that was way too overwhelming. I don’t know about you, but my summer has already been crazy, so I’ve been a fan of the minimal ingredients and prep recipes (I’m almost embarrassed at how many PB&J’s I’ve eaten in the past two weeks. . .).

Mashing avocado into chickpea mixture

This sandwich is a vegetarian (or vegan if you leave out the cheese) alternative to traditional chicken or tuna salad sandwiches. You can always change up the seasonings to match your favorite chicken/tuna salad recipe – I’d love to hear what you come up with!

Hope you’re all off to a good summer! While I’ve been complaining about being busy, I can’t express just how in love I am with our new condo and finally being able to settle into life in Colorado. There’s just something so nice after 8, almost 9, years of moving to know that I won’t have to pack up those boxes again anytime soon. And to celebrate finally being settled, Bry and I are heading up to the mountains for a much needed weekend of relaxation and hiking with the pup!

So here’s a toast to enjoying where you are in life right now!

Smashed chickpea avocado sandwich on sourdough bread

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

Packed with fiber and healthy fats, these smashed avocado and chickpea sandwiches are a healthy, easy lunch option!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado, Chickpeas, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Author: Kelli

Ingredients

  • 1 15- oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado peeled
  • 2 scallions sliced thin optional
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 4 slices sourdough bread

Instructions

  • Place chickpeas, avocado, scallions, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Using a fork smash well, leaving a few chickpeas whole. Stir in feta cheese.
  • Place 1/4 of recipe on each slice of bread. Option to eat as open-face or cut slices in half to make full sandwich. Enjoy!
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  • Megan AvatarMegana year ago

    Simple is good! Yum!

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