Quick and Easy Avocado Chickpea Salad

Since I’ve started to decrease my intake of animal based foods, there aren’t a whole lot of foods I miss and crave. I don’t miss chicken of any kind, and I don’t miss pork or beef. I guess come to think of it, I’ve never been a huge carnivore. Some of the foods I miss the most come in the form of SANDWICHES! Turkey sandwiches, tuna salad sandwiches, and egg salad sandwiches, of all things! So while I do indulge in each of these from time to time, I thought I would whip up something reminiscent of the tuna/egg salad sandwiches I used to enjoy more frequently! Behold, Avocado and Chickpea Salad, that you can put on bread, crackers, whatever you so desire. It is vegan, and it is sooo yummy!

This is a recipe for a single serving (my serving size!), you could easily double it if you want a little leftover.

1/2 avocado
1/2 can chick peas (rinsed and drained)
dash of black pepper
1 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
juice of 1/4 lemon
1 teaspoon vegan mayo

Mash the chick peas to the amount you desire. I like mine partially mashed, but you could mash them entirely. If they are not somewhat mashed, they tend to roll off of your cracker or open faced sandwich 🙂 Chop the avocado and cilantro. Mix the mayo and lemon juice into your chick pea mash, then add avocado, cilantro, and pepper. Mix together and enjoy! I have to admit I enjoyed some on a cracker with turkey today (kinda defeats the vegan thing!), but it is so tasty, the turkey is very optional! You could even eat it with a fork, or put it on top of a bed of spinach or lettuce for a healthy salad. There are many yummy uses, I’m sure you will find! Enjoy!

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