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!)
- 400g tin chickpeas, drained (140g when drained)
- 1 avocado
- Juice of half a lime
- 3tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
- 2 spring onions, sliced
- Black pepper
- To serve: pitta bread, sliced tomato
- 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:
this is perfection! i will be making this asap!
Talya Tate Boerner says
This looks wonderful. I'm always looking for high fiber foods! Thanks.
Peter @Feed Your Soul Too says
I really like the combination of avocados and the chick peas. in my family, we can't get enough avocados. I also always love the lighting in your pics.
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
I could eat avocados every day if they weren't so darn expensive! They are one of my favorite fruits and they do taste great slathered on toast! Your salad looks great, Becca. So does that lemon chickpea walnut salad. YUM! Pinning this and sharing on social media. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Have a lovely week. :)
I LOVE avocado and I can eat Chick Peas all day long; however, I cannot seem to find Fresh Coriander at our local grocers. Do you think cilantro would make a nice remix? What is your suggestion?
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche says
Actually cilantro and coriander are the same thing! Coriander is just what us Brits call cilantro :)
Louise James says
My son starts his work experience next week and I was looking for something simple that I can fix for his lunch. Found it......
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche says
Hope he enjoys it Louise! :)
[email protected] The Well Floured Kitchen says
This looks yummy! I don't like mayonnaise so I love to see sandwiches made with alternative ingredients. I make an avocado potato salad, so I can see how well this would work to hold the chickpeas together. Great idea, pinned!
Jordan Lynn // Life Between Lattes says
I love avocado toast, and I'm totally going to recommend vegan mayonnaise. I was a mayonnaise LOVER before I switched over to Veganaise, and I think Veganaise is just as good if not better than normal mayonnaise. And this looks ridiculously delicious!
mary Happy and Vegan says
Have you ever made your own vegan mayo? It's so easy to make and so much more economical.
I've made something similar to this several times myself but with the addition of basil pesto and some fresh basil! so good!
Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. says
What a simple, delicious recipe! Hope I win the cookbook :)