The chickpea avocado toast is a great vegetarian option packed with protein and fiber from the chickpeas and boosted with antioxidants and healthy fats from the avocado. Did you know that 1/2 a cup of chickpeas has 20 grams of protein? So 1 cup of chickpeas would have the same amount of protein as a 6 oz steak! Avocados are packed with monounsaturated healthy fats. Replacing saturated fats such as butter with healthy fats helps protect your heart and keep your cholesterol in check. This sandwich is definitely filling and satisfying. If you enjoy guacamole or hummus then this recipe is a must try! it’s so simple to make- literally 4 ingredients!
Chickpea Avocado Toast
This is a quick and easy recipe for a breakfast or lunch sandwich. Wholesome, filling and delicious!
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 can chickpeas, rinsed
- 1 ripe avocado
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp chili flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl place the chickpeas, avocado, lemon juice, and spices and mash together until desired texture.
Mix in the fresh cilantro.
Season with salt and pepper.
Spread mixture onto whole grain bread.
If making a sandwich add any other vegetables such as shredded carrots, purple cabbage, and tomatoes. Enjoy!
Avocados turn brown after a while due to oxidation from the air. For best results prepare and serve immediately. However, they still taste delicious and are nutritious for the next day.