Smashed Avocado & Chickpea Salad Sandwich
January 10th 2018
The only thing that can top avocado toast is an avocado sandwich.
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 large ripe avocado
2 tablespoons Basil Pesto
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste
Slices of bread (I use whole wheat)
Spinach leaves, if desired
- Place the chickpeas on a paper towel or clean kitchen towel and remove the outer skins. Roll them around a bit and they will come off easily. You can leave them on, but I like to remove them.
- In a medium bowl, combine the chickpeas and avocado. Smash with a fork until well combined. It is ok if some of the chickpeas are chunky. I like the texture. Stir in pesto and fresh lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Spread chickpea salad on bread slices and top with spinach leaves, if using. Cut sandwich in half and serve.