Hello 2015! It’s been a few long weeks since my last post. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and happy new year! It feels good to be back, bringing you some healthy inspiration to start your new year. We will be starting the year off with this most delicious mashed chickpea & avocado sandwich. I love my chickpea salads and have quite a few of them in the recipe collection. And for good reason, as they are easy, healthy and filling. If you are already familiar with the other chickpea sandwiches on TSV, this will be a nice change up for you. And if not, you should definitely take a look.
Chickpeas & avocados are a winning combination here. Add in a few other key ingredients and it is a match made in heaven! Not in the mood for bread? Try serving this over a bed of leafy greens instead, or scoop it up with crackers and/or wide red bell pepper slices. Either way I know you’re going to love it!
A quick note: If you haven’t already, you may like to pick up a copy of the ‘The Archives’ E-cookbook! It’s a collection of 250+ timeless whole food vegan recipes for you to have at your convenience always. I personally have it downloaded on my iPad mini and use it often in and out of the kitchen. It’s so handy to have when your internet is unavailable and is much faster to use. Start your new year off with this invaluable resource of healthy & simple recipes to keep you feeling your best throughout the year! And be sure to subscribe to the blog for new recipes and inspiration as soon as they’re available. Cheers to a happy and healthy new year!
Chickpeas and avocados, mash your way to a healthy sandwich filler. It’s a classic!
MASHED CHICKPEA & AVOCADO SANDWICH
- 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 can (15oz.), drained and rinsed
- 1 avocado, seed removed
- 1 small carrot, diced
- juice of 1 lemon
- dollop of hummus, optional
- dash or two of garlic powder
- mineral salt + fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- leafy greens
- 6 slices bread of choice
- red onion slices
- sliced tomatoes, optional
In a medium size bowl, add chickpeas and roughly mash with the back of a strong fork. Add avocado and mash together well. Add in carrots, lemon juice, hummus, garlic powder, salt and pepper, mix to combine.
Layer your bread slices with leafy greens, onion and a nice helping of the mash. Top with remaining slice and enjoy!
Sliced tomato would pair nicely in the sandwich.
Try adding a small handful of pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or sunflower seeds to the mash for extra nutrition and crunchiness.
If needed, add a dollop of hummus, it pairs well and will act as a binder.
Not in the mood for bread? Try layering on romaine, bibb lettuce, collard or chard leaves. Alternately, make bell pepper scoops by slicing them wide and/or scoop up with your favorite crackers.