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.
- 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
- Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
- In a medium bowl, using a fork or potato masher smash the chickpeas and avocado together.
- Add cilantro, green onion, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- 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.
What is your favorite veggie or salad sandwich filling?