Honestly I feel weird even calling this a “recipe” because it is so easy and can be thrown together in 5 minutes, but here we are.

When I’m going out of town or somewhere I don’t know the food options, I’ll throw a can of chickpeas, avocado, and bread in my bag. I go from zero to hangry pretty quick, so it’s important for me to have snacks on hand when hunger strikes.

This humble sandwich has saved me in so many situations and can be as dressed up or as simple as you like.

A few weeks ago I went on a ski retreat in the Colorado mountains and got stuck in a TINY town due to weather on the way up. The dining options were quite limited, especially for a vegan. Plus, I was with three strangers on this adventure and wasn’t trying to be a pain due to my food preferences.

I had packed my chickpeas, bread, and avocados as a back-up plan and was so glad I did after seeing the options for dinner. While I felt like a semi-weirdo whipping out my can of garbanzo beans in front of these people, I was able to eat something and power myself through the skiing when we eventually made it to our destination.

You can make this a little fancier with toppings such as cucumbers, shallots, spinach, or keep it super basic with just the chickpeas and avocado.

I love this as an adventure meal. It’s quick, packable, and has a balance of macros to fuel you all day long. Perfect for camping, a ski break, or at the end of a long day with zero motivation to cook.


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Chickpea Sandwich


  • 6 slices of bread
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: cucumers, spinach, tomato


  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas, then put them in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add avocado and lemon juice.
  3. Mash the avocado and chickpeas with a fork or potato masher. There should still be texture fromt the chickpeas, we’re not going for hummus.
  4. Mix in the celery and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add to a sandwich with your favorite fixings!


  • Calories: 439
  • Sodium: 488 mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 74g
  • Fiber: 19g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: easy, sandwich, lunch, vegan

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