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Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich

This Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich is loaded with flavor and makes a light and healthy lunch or dinner. Chickpeas and avocados make the perfect pair when blended with a touch of spice and lime juice!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado recipe, chickepea recipe, sandwich recipe
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 476kcal


  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 2 avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tomato slices for garnish if desired
  • 4 slices thick bread


  • In a medium bowl, mash chickpeas with fork or potato masher.
  • Slice avocados in half, remove pits, and scoop out middle into the bowl with the chickpeas. Add lime juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix together until combined.
  • Spread mixture onto two slices of bread. Top with tomato slices, if desired, and another slice of bread. Serve immediately.


I chose not to cook the chickpeas before mashing, although this can be done if desired.
You may want to remove skins of chickpeas before you mash, as they will flake off in bowl.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 1077mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 3mg