Packed with fiber and healthy fats, this smashed chickpea and avocado sandwich is a healthy, easy lunch option. Get the recipe now.
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.
It doesn’t get easier than that.
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’m always on the lookout for lunch recipes with minimal ingredients and prep work, and I’m sure many of you are too. (I can’t even tell you how many PB&J’s I end up making during the week.)
In addition to being simple, I knew I wanted a recipe that was also high in fiber and healthy fats to keep me nice and full.
These smashed chickpea and avocado sandwiches are the perfect solution:
This sandwich is a vegetarian alternative to traditional chicken or tuna salad sandwiches. And it can easily be made vegan by leaving out the feta cheese.
You can also change up the seasonings to match your favorite chicken/tuna salad recipe – I’d love to hear what you come up with!
Looking for more meatless sandwich options? Here are a few of my go-to recipes:
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.
So here’s a toast to enjoying where you are in life right now!
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Simple is good! Yum!