Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Jennifer


  • 1 can 15 ounces chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice about 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus additional to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of dill optional
  • Alfalfa sprouts for serving
  • 4 slices of good quality multi-grain bread


  1. Place chickpeas in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher or back of fork until desired consistency.
  2. Cut avocado in half lengthwise. Remove pit and scoop out avocado flesh and place in bowl with chickpeas.
  3. Add lemon juice and mash avocado with chickpeas until avocado is creamy and combined.
  4. Stir in onion and garlic.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add dill if desired.
  7. To serve, spread half the mixture on a slice of bread. Top with alfalfa sprouts and a slice of bread.