Avocado and chickpea salad sandwich

Avocado and chickpea salad sandwich

Avocado and chickpea salad sandwich

When a coworker gave me an avocado the size of a football and the weight of a sack of potatoes, I knew I needed to make something great with it. (I was so excited by my avocado, I forgot to take a picture of it. Sorry!) Trust me, this thing was huge and super buttery.

I was kinda guac’ed out (who knew that could be a thing) so when I found this avocado sandwich spread that is pretty guac-like with chickpeas, I knew I found a winner.

This was as easy to make as guacamole or hummus. It called for cilantro, which was awesome since I had just gotten some from the farm. And I left out the onions and added tomatoes from the farm. I put the spread and some spinach (yes, from the farm!) in pita bread and had a great, quick meal high in protein and good fats. And it does work well as a dip and makes a ton of spread/dip.

Avocado and chickpea salad


  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
  2. In a medium bowl, using a fork or potato masher smash the chickpeas and avocado together.
  3. Add cilantro, green onion, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Spread salad on bread and top with your favorite sandwich toppings.

Not into avocado or chickpeas? (Please say it isn’t so!) Here are 25 more simple, veggie-inspired sandwiches.

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