This Sunday was another beautiful day and we spent a lot of time in the yard, garden and alpaca pen working on projects. At lunch time, we wanted something quick and light to enjoy before heading back outside to work. I remembered I had picked up the ingredients for a new sandwich - the recipe was from Two Peas and Their Pod and it was the perfect option for lunch. The only problem....my husband doesn't like avocados!
I told him I was going to make lunch and that he should keep an open mind. He said he was scared.
When it was all said and done, the sandwich was a big hit! Jeremy liked it and I did, too. This is a definite keeper!
Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad
Yield: Salad for 3-4 sandwiches Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1 large ripe avocado
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
Juice from 1 lime
Salt and pepper, to taste
Bread of your choice
Fresh spinach leaves or other sandwich toppings: lettuce, tomato slices, sprouts, etc.
- Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Place on a paper towel (optional: and remove the outer skins).
- In a medium bowl, using a fork or potato masher smash the chickpeas and avocado together. Add in cilantro, green onion, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Spread salad on bread and top with your favorite sandwich toppings.