Smashed Chickpea, Avocado, and Pesto Salad Sandwich




1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 large ripe avocado
2 tablespoons Basil Pesto
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste
Slices of bread
Spinach leaves, if desired


1. Place the chickpeas on a paper towel or clean kitchen towel and remove the outer skins. Roll them around a bit and they will come off easily. You can leave them on, but I like to remove them.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the chickpeas and avocado. Smash with a fork until well combined. It is ok if some of the chickpeas are chunky. I like the texture. Stir in pesto and fresh lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

3. Spread chickpea salad on bread slices and top with spinach leaves, if using. Cut sandwich in half and serve!

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