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