Quick Fix: Avocado & Chickpea Sandwich

It feels like FOREVER since I have done a quick fix! But the other day my mom and I made this sandwich and it was just too good not to share! It's also really healthy, which is always a plus in my book, especially these days as I am trying to get as much fiber as humanly possible as well as nutrients to that ever-growing baby in belly!

This filled me up and completely satisfied me. I can see myself making it again and again. Now, my mom and took the original recipe (which you can get by clicking HERE) and modified it a little...because we are rule breakers like that. We didn't really change all that much from it, and I am sure that you can put your own twist on it, too. It's one of those recipes that allows for a little preference, and we like that!

Avocado and Chickpea Mash Sandwich 
Time: 10 minutes | Makes 3 big open faced sandwiches | Difficulty: Easy! 

You Will Need:

2 ripe avocados 
1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans
1 bunch cilantro 
a couple of scallions 
two tablespoons lime juice 
a big teaspoon of chopped garlic 
4 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 
salt and pepper to taste 
a drizzle of olive oil 
a dusting of red pepper flakes (optional)
1 crusty baguette, cut in half lengthwise 


Drain your garbanzo beans and give them a slight rinse. Remove the skin and seed from each of the avocados. Wash and chop your cilantro. 

In a food processor or blender add your lime juice, garlic, cilantro, avocado, and chickpeas. Blend slightly to mash. You don't want to puree the mixture, so be gentle! Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking. You can even transfer this to a bowl for mixing and seasoning. 

Slice your scallions and add about half to your mash and mix. 

Top your sliced baguette with the mash and cut into serving pieces, which can be as big or small as you like! Top with the sliced cherry tomatoes, remaining scallions and drizzle of olive oil. If you are feeling extra spicy, give it a dusting of red pepper flakes. 


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