Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

This Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich is a great quick and easy lunch option that is good for you too! The salad also makes a great dip!

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1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1 large ripe avocado
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
Juice from 1 lime
Salt and pepper, to taste
Gluten-free bread of your choice
Fresh spinach leaves or other sandwich toppings: lettuce, tomato slices, sprouts, etc.

Directions:

1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Place on a paper towel and remove the outer skins. You can leave them on, but I like to remove them.

2. In a medium bowl, using a fork or potato masher smash the chickpeas and avocado together. Add in cilantro, green onion, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

3. Spread salad on gluten-free bread and top with your favorite sandwich toppings. I like to add fresh spinach leaves.

Yield: Salad for 3-4 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Note: This salad also makes a great dip. Serve with cut up veggies, g-f crackers, or g-f corn chips. Also, this salad is best eaten the day it is made because it will turn brown due to the avocado.

from website: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/smashed-chickpea-avocado-salad-sandwich/