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Avocado + Chickpea Salad Recipe You've Been Waiting For

April 22, 2020

Avocado + Chickpea Salad Recipe You've Been Waiting For

served on Fit n' Light Buckwheat Crispbread 

Avocados make just about anything better, from salads to veggie-packed salsas to smoothies. Smear avocados onto your fave crackers, mash 'em into guacamole, or top your morning tofu scramble with a couple slices—just make sure they're perfectly ripe. 

Avocados are awesome! Here are our two fave benefits.

Avocado is high in healthy monounsaturated fats quite similar to olive oil. Those fats help to decrease the risk of cancer, heart disease and inflammation (pain and stiffness in joints).

Another truly amazing benefit of those fats is that they can help you to better absorb nutrients from other plant food (vitamin A, D, E, K and antioxidants). Actually antioxidants can be absorbed up to 400% better!

So if you want to supercharge your salad, add an avocado.

This avo + chickpea salad is great because from just the one serving you get a great amount of protein and fiber, around 20g of each! Let's make it!!! 


INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 or 3 ripe avocados 
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed; 1 can = 15oz = 435g)
  • 1 celery stick (chopped) 
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • salt + pepper to taste 
  • chopped chives or thyme (optional) 
  • chilli flakes (optional) 

 

INSTRUCTIONS 

1. Cut the avocados in half - simply run a sharp knife around the avocado length-wise and twist the two halves. They should split revealing the stone. Remove the stone.

2. Scoop out the avocado flesh without damaging the shells  as you need them for your filling. Make sure to leave a bit of avo meat on the sides of avo shell. 

3. Sprinkle a little lemon juice over the inside of the shells to prevent them turning dark.

4. Throw drained and rinsed chickpea, diced up avocado and finely chopped celery into a bowl and add lemon juice. Mix all ingredients.

5. Season with salt and pepper. 

6. When ready to serve, simply fill the shells with the mixture and dress with chopped chives or chopped thyme and chilli flakes for that extra kick. 

7. Lunch is ready!

 

 

 


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