Chickpea Avocado Salad

This recipe is my new favorite. The flavors of spiced up chickpeas and avocado are great! This chickpea and avocado spreadable salad is great on its own as a side or can be spread on toast for a great breakfast or lunch sandwich.  A hint of lemon juice enhances the flavor or do not leave that out.

I made this chickpeas avocado spreadable for my daughter last week. She used it on her toast for breakfast. It is a great alternative to egg salad or avocado toast. It is nutrient rich and keeps you satiated for a long time. That makes it a perfect recipe for breakfast. It is not messy and travels well so it can be used for school lunches as well. It is best kept refrigerated.

You will need
1/2 cup dry chickpeas or 1 can of garbanzo beans
1 avocado
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper powder (increase quantity to taste)
juice of 1/2 a lime
salt and pepper

Soak the dry chickpeas overnight and cook them in a pressure cooker the next day. I usually cook them in the instant pot for 17 minutes on the manual setting. Alternately, you can use canned peas. Rinse and drain the water.

Mash the chickpeas with a fork. Make sure you leave a few chunks.

Wash and rinse the avocado. Cut it into half, remove the seed and the peel. Dice finely.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.



  1. Simple yet delicious ! The salad sounds so good and nutritious at the same time .

  2. Creamy avacados with chickpeas makes a delsih combination for light and refreshing salad.

  3. I like the name spreadable salad. I can imagine the its flavor on a piece of toast!

  4. A wonderful combination with chickpeas and avocado. Adding avocado to chickpeas will give it a nice creamy texture.

  5. This sounds like a simple spread but full of nutrients. This would make a wonderful breakfast with some toasts.

  6. Spreadable salad - would love to try this soon. I had an idea for avocado hummus and now here is another variation with the same combo :)

  7. I really loved all your guilt free , no oil recipes of the week, Varada. This spread is a nutritious and filling one.

  8. Bowl of healthy and nutritious salad. Love your different combinations used for salad

  9. This surely sounds like a cross between a salsa and hummus right, I would love to try this sometime.


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