I loveeeeeeeeeeee avocados.
I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate avocado into my diet.
Not only are they rich and creamy, but they also lower bad cholesterol and are so good for your skin.
I recently stumbled upon this delectable recipe on a popular food blog – Two Peas & Their Pod. The recipe concept is brilliant since it’s a great way to use both chickpeas and avocado in a sandwich.
And since I make slight modifications to every recipe I adapt from, I substituted arugula for the spinach leaves and added ½ a jalapeno for an extra kick.
The end result was satisfying and delicious! Enjoy!
NUTRITION: Chickpeas are a great source of Protein, Fiber, Iron, and Folic Acid. Avocados are rich in Antioxidants and are a good source of Fiber, Folic Acid, and Vitamins B6, C, E and K. In addition, they help lower cholesterol and contain anti-cancerous properties. Arugula is an excellent source of Vitamins A, C, & K, Calcium, and Iron. Scallions are an excellent source of Vitamin K. Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C. Whole Wheat Bread is a good source of Protein and Fiber.
INGREDIENTS (makes 3 to 4 sandwiches):
(mostly adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod)
- Chickpeas – 1 (15 ounce) can of Chickpeas (washed, drained, & smashed)
- Avocado – 1 (mashed)
- Lemon – Juice of 1 (you can use lime as well)
- Scallions – ½ cup (chopped)
- Arugula – 1 cup
- Salt – ½ teaspoon (depending on taste)
- Black Pepper – ¼ tsp
- Jalapeno – ½ a jalapeno (deseeded & finely chopped) optional: if you can handle spice
- Whole Grain Bread – 2 slices per sandwich (trim off the crust)
1. Start by slicing an avocado and removing the pit.
2. Smash the chickpeas.
3. Add the cubed/sliced avocado.
4. Squeeze the lemon. Mix all the ingredients together.
5. Add the scallions.
6. Add the arugula.
7. Add the salt and black pepper.
8. Deseed half a jalapeno and finely chop it. You can skip this since the arugula is already a bit spicy, but I like a little extra kick.
9. Add the chopped jalapeno.
10. Combine all the ingredients.
11. Take 2 slices of bread and trim off the crust.
12. Add the chickpea-avocado salad mixture to a slice of bread. Top with other slice of bread.
13. Slice in half.
14. Delicious, right?
I am addicted to hummus & avocado together so I have no doubt that this is extremely yummy...although I am appalled you cut the crusts off- those are my favorite part :)! I love making an avocado relish to have with salmon or grilled chicken- really takes the dish to the next level!
Ellen B Cookery says
This sandwich looks awesome. I love your photos!
pretty little things says
Just discovered your blog and I love it!
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Fashion Meets Food says
What an interesting combination. I think I will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing! xo
this sounds sooo good!
This looks absolutely divine! I love avocados too and this would be a perfect meal. Yummy!
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
I adore avocados as well. This sounds great, and I would totally use the jalapeno too. I like making egg sandwiches with avocado, and sometimes just plain avocado toast!
@Khushboo - Hummus and Avocado... ooh, that's a really nice combo. I'll try it. And Avocado Relish? I think you should post this on your blog. 🙂
@Pretty Little Things - thank you so much.. you're so sweet. Checked out your blog too.
@Asmita - thanks! I love avocados too.. I need to think of more ways to add them to my diet.
@Bianca.. I'm glad you agree on the jalapeno. I've tried avocado and eggs as well.. it's so yummy!
OGM...that looks so simple yet delicious! Thanks for sharing, I'm definitely going to try it out!!
What a great way to use chickpeas! A wonderful variation from hummus or spicy Indian cholle. I sometimes make a warm chickpea salad, South-Indian style!
I came across the same recipe last week while looking to make something with my avocados before they spoil (again), but wasn't quite sure if the combo would taste good. Looks like it does.
@Elisa - you won't be disappointed. It's so good.
@Meenakshi - it is a great way to incorporate chickpeas into your diet. So healthy, too.
@Nisha - this combination is amazing.. try it, and let me know. You will probably want to add the jalapeno (maybe all of it), but deseeded. SO GOOD!
Anything with avocados and I'm totally in. I'll be making this for lunch veeery soon - with my home-grown arugula, to boot!
Rajeev Bhalla says
I love the photos, and the overall quality of the website is great! Great job! The food looks so good!
honestly I don't loooove avocados but this sandwich looks pretty good and I might give it a try
@Basil - you have home grown arugula? Love that. When I have a home, I'd love to grow a few vegetables and plants.
@Rajeev Bhalla - thanks so much! Appreciate it.
@beti - realllllly? Give it a try, you may like it. I love guacamole, hence love avocados. 🙂
best Sandwich ever.
On toasted or Grilled Rye.
Light Brie Cheese, Light Chipotle mayo, Warm Turkey, turkey Bacon or real, Artisan lettuce and Avocado.
it's really a amazing Sandwich!
@monocot - thanks. You pretty much changed the entire sandwich, lol, but glad you kept the avocado. 🙂
This is one of those recipes I badly wanted to try but never got to try until last week.
I made it finally - cos I had gauc and chickpeas in the freezer.
I forgot to add scallions and argula but added feta. It was sooooooooooooooooooo frigging good. I used focaccia bread though.
I have some more guac and boiled chickpeas in the freezer. I will definitely try with some argulla and scallions.