Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich

Recipes similar to this have been on my radar for almost 2 years and I am just getting around to making this! I have been craving avocados this summer. I swear, I put them in almost anything and it tastes better! This is a really simple recipe and perfect for a summer picnic. I think it would make a great dip too or even something you could just eat alone. I wanted to add curry powder too but I was out!


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked Chickpeas (I prefer any canned brand from the middle-eastern store!)
  • 1 small-medium sized avocado
  • 1-2 green onions 
  • a handful of fresh cilantro 
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Bread (if desired, I used gluten free-Udis)
  • Juice of 1 small lime
  • Salt to taste 
  • Lettuce 
  • Tomatoes (fresh from the garden!)
Place chickpeas in a bowl and smash with a fork until most of the chickpeas are soft . Add avocado and smash into the chickpeas until combined. Chop green onion(s) and cilantro and add to mixture. Add spices and lime juice, mix throughly. Toast bread, add cheddar cheese and mustard if desired. Top with lettuce and tomatoes. It is a bit messy so you'll need some napkins!! 


  1. It was yummy but I should add that it is not good the next know how stuff with avocado gets brown and starts to taste off?! I would like to make it again and experiment with different spices. Let me know if anyone tries it.