Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Sandwich Spread
January 17, 2015
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"Modified from Two Peas & Their Pod blog. Best eaten the day it's made because the avocado will turn brown. Remove chickpea skins before smashing, by rubbing with a paper towel."
- Serving Size: 1 (222.6 g)
- Calories 142.7
- Total Fat - 7.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
- Cholesterol - 0 mg
- Sodium - 15.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 19.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 8.2 g
- Sugars - 5.6 g
- Protein - 4.4 g
- Calcium - 71.3 mg
- Iron - 2.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 29.7 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Place on a paper towel and remove the outer skins.
In a medium bowl, using a fork or potato masher smash the chickpeas and avocado together.
Add in garlic powder, green onion, lime juice, and chopped cilantro.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Spread on toasted bread and top with your favorite sandwich toppings.
Note: this sandwich spread is best eaten the day it's made because the avocado will turn brown
Tips & Variations
- Toasted bread, pita bread, or slider buns
- Spinach leaves, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sprouts, crumbled bacon, etc., as a garnish