I want to let you in on one of my favorite 5-minute recipes. It’s my Chickpea Avocado Smash and it might just become your new favorite vegan recipe…even if you’re not vegan.
Chickpea Avocado Smash
I have no restrictions, but that never stops me from improving my diet by developing recipes that fall into restricted categories.
I’m always on a mission to:
- reduce animal product consumption
- ramp up the protein and fiber in my diet
- make healthier food that’s so yummy, there’s no room for prejudice
Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are one of my favorite vehicles for this!
The Chickpea Avocado Smash delivers it all. It’s vegetarian, vegan, full of fiber and protein, AND it’s gluten-free…unless you serve it open-faced on sandwich bread, which I sometimes do. But it’s super delicious all by itself.
The smash is what’s for breakfast, lunch, or even light party appetizers. It makes the perfect filling for mini lettuce wraps.
The filling comes together in 5 minutes or less. It’s so easy, even the kids can smash.
You can use it as an eggless Egg Salad, or add hard-boiled eggs for added protein, but realize you lose the vegan factor. But you knew that already.
So, in usual form, I’ve done plenty of smash testing to present you with your (hopefully) new favorite recipe. I have sustained many, many last-minute lunches with this 5-minute, vegan number.
If you’re not a fan of either avocado or peas, just leave them out and reduce the aioli and dijon by half. I’ve made a simple Chickpea Smash for years and loved it just the same.
You can make Chickpea Smash a few days in advance of your busy week or big event.
Cheers to simple, nutritious ingredients and always to your health!