My constant struggle everyday is finding something healthy AND filling for lunch. I can’t just eat a few pieces of lettuce and feel full, but dang I wish I could. I can’t even talk about how slimy lunch meat grosses me out…ew. I need substance to get me through my day. I find that when I eat a healthy and filling lunch it keeps me from eating junk at work. Earlier in the week I expressed my new found love for chickpeas with my roasted salty/sweet chickpeas (SO addicting!). Today we’re mixing it up with an avocado chickpea sandwich spread. This recipe is Vegan & Dairy-free if you leave out the feta!
My work is filled with cookies, candy, and chips..can you say temptation?! Some days I totally give in to the bag of Hershey’s kisses that are calling my name, but when I eat a hearty lunch like this I’m usually fine with my apple and fruit dip for an afternoon snack.
Avocados are one of my all time favorite foods. I could literally eat them on everything. They also have so many health benefits which makes them even better!
This spread is served on my favorite Great Harvest Bread Company bread. It’s not local, but I am so impressed with how their honey wheat bread only contains FIVE ingredients. Yep, just five: Fresh Ground 100% Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Honey, Yeast, Salt. Most breads I’ve seen contain 20 + ingredients and this bread has the BEST taste and it’s super filling.
I love eating this topped with olives and fresh tomatoes that I got at the Farmer’s Market. This recipe makes enough that you can save some for the next few days of lunch!
AVOCADO CHICKPEA SANDWICH SPREAD RECIPE
- 1 avocado
- 1 can chickpeas(garbanzo beans) *rinsed and drained
- 1 clove garlic (grated)
- juice of one lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- *feta cheese (I blended the cheese in with the other ingredients, but that’s optional)
- *omit cheese to make Vegan
- Rinse and drain beans and pat dry on a paper towel.
- Place all ingredients in your food processor and blend until spreadable.
- Spread mixture onto bread and top with your favorite toppings.