Mashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

There are many versions of chickpea salad sandwiches on the web.  In fact, you can even find another version I did here.  But when I tried mashed chickpeas with avocado mayonnaise, I was sold!  The avocado really adds so much to the recipe.  Not two ingredients I would have necessarily put together, but somehow it just works.  This little Mashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich packs loads of flavor.

The mashed chickpeas (I like to leave some whole for a little texture and of course, aesthetic appeal) are combined with avocado, parsley, lemon juice, green onions, celery, a small amount of vegan mayonnaise, salt and pepper.

Mashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

I layered the chickpea salad onto a lettuce-line roll (add a bit more mayo if desired) and top with slices of tomato.  I like to season the tomatoes with salt and pepper as well.

If you are looking for a super simple & nutritious vegan vegsubstitute for chicken or tuna, this Mashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich is the one for you!

Mashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

Do you have your own version of this sandwich?  What are your favorite add-ins?  Let me know in the comments section below  🙂

Mashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

Mashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

Ingredients

1 Can of Chickpeas, drained and rubbed between paper towels to remove the skins
1 medium Avocado, diced
2 Tbl Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley
1 Tbl Vegan Mayonnaise
2 Tbl Green Onion
1 Tbl Lemon Juice
2 Tbl Celery, diced finely
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Lettuce leaves & tomatoes for serving
Rolls

Instructions

  1. Drain, rinse and rub chickepeas between paper towels to remove the skins. They make for a really unsightly salad otherwise.
  2. Mash the chickpeas with the avocado, leaving some chickpeas intact for texture.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and gently fold to combine.
  4. Spread vegan mayonnaise onto a roll, topping with the lettuce, chickpea salad and slices of tomato.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve immediately. Any leftover salad will stay in a refrigerated sealed container for several days.
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