Smashed Avocado Chickpea Sandwich

This smashed avocado chickpea sandwich comes together in minutes, and makes a bolstering and tasty lunch.

Smashed Avocado & Chickpea Sandwich- Emma's Little Kitchen

Hello all! I am writing this post from a cosy room in the north of England, the fire is crackling, and melting snow is dripping from the tree branches outside. This is the last day of a whirlwind week back home. The three of us travelled here for my sissies wedding, and we are finally relaxing after a jam packed week.Β Smashed Avocado & Chickpea Sandwich- Emma's Little KitchenSmashed Avocado & Chickpea Sandwich- Emma's Little Kitchen

By the time you read this, we will be jetting back over the Atlantic (hopefully James will snooze the whole way again!).Β Anyway, I just wanted to drop by and leave you with a tasty, filling idea for a vegan lunch. You can throw this avocado chickpea sandwich together in mere minutes, and then be satisfied for the rest of the afternoon. Sometimes I make the filling in bulk so I will have lunch supplies for the rest of the week.

Smashed Avocado & Chickpea Sandwich-Emma's Little Kitchen

Smashed Avocado & Chickpea Sandwich- Emma's Little Kitchen

Seriously easy and delicious. Enjoy!!

Smashed Avocado & Chickpea Sandwich
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This smashed avocado chickpea sandwich makes for a quick, bolstering and tasty lunch.
Serves: 4
  • 1 tin chickpeas or 1¾ cup of prepared chickpeas
  • 1 large avocado
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • juice from ½ a lemon
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • dash of tamari
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 slices of good quality whole grain bread
  • Handful of fresh baby spinach leaves
  1. Combine chickpeas, avocado, parsley, lemon juice, dill and tamari in a large bowl. Using a potato masher, or a fork, smash everything together until well combined but with a little chunkiness remaining. You can also use a food processor but just pulse lightly- you don't want the filling to be a smooth paste!
  2. Give the filling a quick taste test, and adjust seasoning to taste
  3. Spread the filling on four slices of the bread, and spinach or other garnishes
  4. Pop the final bread on top of each slice to complete your sandwich!


Inspired by Happy Herbivores “Tuna” Salad recipe.


  1. Caitlin says:

    looks so simple and delicious, but I never thought of combining the two. I think this will be my lunch tomorrow! Your description of where you are makes me think immediately of the movie The Holiday. I want to be in that cute little house cozy and warm with a fire crackling too πŸ™‚

  2. Julia | Orchard Street Kitchen says:

    I love all of the ingredients in this sandwich, so I’m excited to give it a try soon! I love the idea of some tamari for a hit of saltiness, too. Thanks for the inspiration, Emma – hope the flight back went well and that James slept the whole time!!

    • Emma says:

      I throw tamari in pretty much everything… top tip! James DID sleep the whole time! I’m a lucky lady πŸ™‚

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