Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Toast

Take your avocado toast to the next level by adding fiber-rich chickpeas, onions, and lemon juice.

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Toast
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One cup of chickpeas is an excellent source of fiber, providing 50% of your daily recommended amount. It’s also brimming with protein, with that same cup providing 12g. Avocado is equally nutritious with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamins C and K, folate, and potassium.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 241; total fat: 8g; protein: 10g; carbohydrates: 34g

Recipe and photo by Dixya Bhattara, R.D. of Food, Pleasure and Health.

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Prep time

5 min.

  • 6 pieces 100% whole-grain bread, toasted
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas, smashed (to soften chickpeas, nuke them in a microwave-safe bowl for a few minutes)
  • 1 large avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper

In a large bowl, add chickpeas and use a fork to smash them.

Add chopped avocado, onions, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Combine them together.

Scoop it over toast, and sprinkle crushed red pepper.