Mashed Chickpea & Avocado Pita Sandwich


I don’t know about you, but I get
sick of eating the same old lunches during the week. I try to get creative
and prepare something that doesn’t take a lot of time, but that’s also healthy
and hearty. 
Chickpeas and avocados are a
delicious combo, and I’m surprised that I don’t see them paired more often. I
added very traditional toppings of lettuce, red onion and tomato to this
sandwich, but you could easily get more creative. I’m thinking maybe black
olives and pepperoncini for a more Greek take on it! 
Don’t underestimate the convenience
of this lunch. I’m not a fan of soggy sandwiches, but you can put the avocado
and chickpea mash into a container and bag the other ingredients. Then all you
have to do is add the mash when you’re ready for lunch.  I love anything
you can make ahead of time to save unnecessary angst in the mornings.

Cook time: 5 minutes | Prep
5 minutes | Serves:
½ can Simple Truth® Garbanzo Beans
½ large avocado
1 Tbsp. mayo
Juice from half a lemon 
1 whole wheat pita bread
1 handful mixed greens
1 small Roma tomato, diced 
Sliced red onion
Salt and pepper to taste

1.     Mix
the garbanzo beans, avocado, lemon juice and mayo in a small bowl.
2.     Work
the mixture with a fork until most of the beans are mashed. It doesn’t have to
be perfect.
3.     Place
the mixture in the pita bread.
4.     Add
the lettuce, onions and tomatoes. 
5.     Enjoy!


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  1. Wednesday, December 30, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    I totally agree that chickpeas and avocado are a perfect combo! I also love pairing these with feta cheese and sweet potato for an ultimate, heavenly taste mix!

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