This Vegan Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich is an easy vegan recipe for when you need a healthy lunch idea or easy healthy dinner. Great for back to school lunches, too!
You might remember that we don’t eat much meat around here.
I joke that I should start a web site one day and title it “mostly vegan” because much of what my husband and I eat is vegan… but not everything is vegan.
So, to keep things simple, I usually tell people we try to eat plant based. Plant based on a budget, to be precise. People seem to understand it better. Truthfully, we loosely try to follow Dr. Fuhrman’s (author of the bestseller Eat To Live) “nutritarian” way of eating.
This smashed chickpea avocado sandwich is inspired by one of Dr. Fuhrman’s recipes (given to us in a class we took with him) and is one of our favorite quick healthy lunches. I’ve been known to toss it together when we need a super simple dinner, too. You know — one of those night where I just don’t want to cook, or don’t have time to cook.
The Bragg Liquid Aminos give it an extra boost of flavor. You can find it in the health food section of your local grocery store, or at a health food store. Amazon sells it here. It’s often used in recipes as an alternative to soy sauce.
This recipe is also good as an open-faced sandwich, or spread onto a single piece of toast. We usually use the Ezekiel sprouted grain sesame bread. I keep a loaf of it in the freezer and pull out a few slices to thaw or toast as we need them.
Related: Thai Kale Salad with Peanut Dressing
Vegan Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich
- 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed (I use canned to keep it simple)
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos
- 1/8 cup chopped onion
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled
- Tomato slices (optional)
- Baby greens (optional)
- Bread or crackers of your choice
In a food processor (I love this one), pulse chickpeas, lemon juice, and liquid aminos until smooth.
Add onion and avocado and pulse, being careful not to over process.
Spread onto sandwich bread and top with optional ingredients, such as tomato or greens. We love toasting the Ezekiel sprouted grain sesame bread for this sandwich. It’s delicious!
If you have extra of the chickpea avocado sandwich mixture, store it in an airtight container with the avocado seed/stone. This will help keep the avocado from turning quite as brown as it would otherwise.
Let me know how you like it! Enjoy!
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