Coach Brittany provided this week’s recipe, Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich. She found this recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod.
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich
This meal is quick and light, yet remains filling and delicious! Personally, I haven’t made this meal for dinner but rather a lunch or to have on hand for a snack. The recipe calls for a sandwich but I have also made the salad mixture into a wrap using corn tortillas and still adding in my own desired sandwich toppings (tomato and spinach leaves) and it was just as delicious!
The recipe doesn’t call for toasting the bread but I feel that any sandwich deserves to have toasted buns. I hope that you find this recipe to be an easy, healthy option for a meal and enjoy every bite!
The website claims that the salad also makes a great dip so feel free to use this mixture for than just a sandwich.
1 15 ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1 large ripe avocado
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
Juice from 1 lime (I used about 1 or 2 tablespoon(s) lime juice because I did not have a lime)
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh spinach leaves or other sandwich toppings (lettuce, tomato, etc.)
Bread of your choice
In a medium-sized bowl, mash (using fork or potato masher) together the avocado and the chickpeas into a near-smooth mixture.
Once the mixture is made, add in the cilantro, green onion, and lime juice. Now is when you would also add the salt and pepper to your own desired liking.
Spread salad mixture onto bread (toasted, if preferred) and top with whatever sandwich toppings you prefer!
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Recipes in this week’s blog came from Two Peas and Their Pod