Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich

May 10, 2019

Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich


For generations, the simple act of layering ingredients between two slices of toasted bread has made the sandwich the preferred lunch option around the world.
Sandwiches are almost inevitable and this is not necessarily a bad thing.
Even if you’re trying to stick to a healthy-eating plan, you shouldn’t feel excluded from the sandwich game.
If you’re smart about how to build it, a sandwich can be healthy and nutritious not only delicious.

Chickpeas


Enters this uh-mazing Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich.
Avocado, scallions, feta cheese, parsley, and lemon juice create a smooth and delicious green paste that is combined with roughly mashed chickpeas and some diced celery for a bit of crunch.
The color on this sandwich is spectacular. Besides, it’s loaded with goodness.

Avocado


To be honest, I've made this sandwich more times than I can count and I still don’t get tired of it.
This sandwich could easily be turned into a wrap or stuffed into a pita. And for those times when you don’t feel like having a sandwich you can simply serve the chickpea and avocado salad over a bed of greens.
Simple, healthy, green, savory, and incredibly tasty. A fast, healthy, make-ahead lunch recipe to keep you feeling energized all day long.

Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich


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Ingredients
Makes 4 sandwiches

1 avocado, pitted and peeled
2 scallions, roughly chopped (or ¼ of a small onion)
1 large handful fresh parsley
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Juice of 1 lemon
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
2 celery stalks, diced
Pinch of cayenne (optional)

4 slices of bread (I used whole wheat bread)

Directions

In the bowl of a food processor combine avocado, scallions, parsley, feta cheese, and lemon juice. Pulse until smooth. Set aside.
Place chickpeas in a medium bowl and roughly mash with a fork.
Add avocado mixture, celery, and cayenne pepper (if using) and give a good stir. Take a taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Toast bread to your liking and divide mixture evenly.
Serve!

Nutrition facts

One sandwich yields 372 calories, 14 grams of fat, 52 grams of carbs, and 15 grams of protein.

1 comments:

  1. Yumm! I love how simple this sounds, and I can't believe I've never thought of doing this before as it combines two of my fav foods: chickpeas and avocado. Will definitely have to give this recipe a try!

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