March 05, 2013

Recipe: Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwiches

This is a light, healthy and delicious vegan alternative to the classic egg salad or tuna salad sandwich.  It is great in sandwiches, wraps, on a salad or even on its own, and it is simple to make with only a few ingredients.

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwiches
Makes 4 Sandwiches

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
1 avocado, mashed with a fork
1 tbsp veganaise
juice from 1/2 of a lemon
pinch of salt
pepper to taste
8 slices of bread
dijon mustard
tomato slices

Mix avocado, chickpeas, veganaise and lemon juice in a bowl.  Mash with a wooden spoon (I use the end of a meat tenderizer) until about 1/4 of the chickpeas are mushy and the rest are still intact.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Assemble sandwiches by spreading mustard on one side of 4 slices of bread. Add tomato slices and lettuce leaves.   Top with chickpea and avocado mixture and other slice of bread. Pin It Now!


  1. This would be a great addition to my current boring line-up of meal ideas. I love avocado and chickpeas but have never had them together. This looks fantastic, lady!

  2. I'm eating this right now and it is delicious.