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Avocado chickpea salad

Avocado chickpea salad

Who likes avocado toast? I doooo! One of my favourite ways to eat avocado is to slather it on toast with a tiny squeeze of lime juice and some salt and pepper. I’m kind of loving the fact that I can still have my beloved avocado toast throughout Vegan January. Or, even better, this souped up version – avocado chickpea salad, with spring onions and coriander, served in a soft pitta bread.

You might know by now that I love making chickpea salads as a quick and easy lunch option – I started off with simple creamy chickpea salad sandwiches, and moved on to a fancier version – lemony walnut chickpea salad with goat’s cheese. Ooh la la. I usually use mayonnaise in my chickpea salads, but since mayonnaise isn’t vegan*, I wanted to use avocados to add creaminess to this vegan version. Maria and Josh from Two Peas and Their Pod had obviously thought of the idea first, and I found a recipe on their blog that was just what I was after!

The avocados worked perfectly – when mixed with the chickpeas, you don’t get a huge amount of flavour from the avocado, but it works really well to hold everything together into a great sandwich filling. Most of the flavour comes from the spring onions and fresh coriander, which make the whole thing taste really light and fresh. These sandwiches would be great for a packed lunch!

* (I know you can buy vegan mayonnaise, but since I’m only eating vegan for a month, I don’t want to buy too many products that are specifically vegan. Plus I like avocados and wanted an excuse to use them!)

Avocado chickpea salad

Avocado chickpea salad

Avocado chickpea salad (and a giveaway!)
Recipe Type: Light lunch
Author: Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche, barely adapted from [url href=”http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/smashed-chickpea-avocado-salad-sandwich/” target=”_blank”]Two Peas and Their Pod[/url]
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
Ingredients
    • 400g tin chickpeas, drained (140g when drained)
    • 1 avocado
    • Juice of half a lime
    • 3tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
    • 2 spring onions, sliced
    • Salt
    • Black pepper
  • To serve: pitta bread, sliced tomato
Instructions
  1. Coarsely mash the drained chickpeas and the avocado together with a fork or potato masher, and add the lime juice, coriander and sliced spring onions. Mix well and season to taste. I served mine in a pitta bread with some sliced tomato.

If you like chickpea salads, why not try this lemony walnut chickpea salad with goat’s cheese:

Lemony walnut chickpea salad with goat's cheese

Walnut and roasted garlic chickpea pâté
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Calila

Wednesday 7th of October 2015

This is so tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I used the salad as a filling for wraps and my family loved it (and hey, it's not easy to cook for a meet loving family when you're vegan. :D )

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Wednesday 7th of October 2015

Thanks Calila, glad you found something you all enjoyed :)

Wisemommy

Monday 8th of December 2014

The salad seems wonderful. I will try it according to your recipe.

Wendy William

Thursday 18th of September 2014

Hi, Becca I like your salad very much and I will try it. I think your salad is much healthier and green. So nice.

Praveena

Saturday 13th of September 2014

Thanks for this awesome simple recipe! I made it for a potluck picnic and it was devoured by adults and kids alike. It was a bonus that its so easy (as I am 34 weeks pregnant!). Although I only discovered your site about 2 weeks ago, I have made your recipes several times! I love your 'compilations'! Keeping an eye out for your updates!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Saturday 13th of September 2014

Hi Praveena, thanks so much for your message! I'm really glad you all enjoyed it :) hope to see you around here again soon!!

KM Cook

Wednesday 28th of May 2014

Avocado chickpea salad is delish! Not sure how I stumbled on to this particular recipe but it is too easy and so absolutely fabulous. It reminded me of a Mexican style hummus that you prep yourself on the spot. I used the potato masher to give it a quick mushing. It tastes great on toast too. So easy and so yummy. Thanks Becca. PS - I'm wondering if there aren't more applications for the garbanzos and avocado...?

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Wednesday 28th of May 2014

Thanks, really glad you enjoyed it! :) And I'm all ears if you have any more ideas!

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