Today’s Recipe: Avocado & Garbanzo Bean Sandwich Spread

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AVOCADO & GARBANZO BEAN SANDWICH SPREAD

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES
MAKES: ABOUT 4 CUPS

1/2 large avocado (about 4 ozs)
1 15-oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained (about 1 3/4 cups)
2 ozs kale, stems removed (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 T lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t cayenne
6 celery stalks, finely diced (about 2 cups)
2 carrots, finely diced (about 1 cup)

1. Remove seed from avocado and scoop flesh into a food processor or blender. Add garbanzo beans, kale, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Pulse into a paste and transfer to a medium bowl.
2. Add celery and carrots; mix well. Transfer spread to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy on a sandwich topped with lettuce and tomato slices or use as a dip for crackers.

Gather ingredients.

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Remove seed from 1/2 a large avocado (about 4 ozs) and scoop flesh into a food processor or blender.

chickpea-spread_2218Add one 15-oz can rinsed and drained garbanzo beans (about 1 3/4 cups).

chickpea-spread_2223Add 2 ozs stemmed kale (about 2 cups).

chickpea-spread_2231Add 1/3 cup Greek yogurt.

chickpea-spread_2234Add 1 T lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon).

chickpea-spread_2241Add 1 t salt.

chickpea-spread_2250Add 1/4 t pepper.

chickpea-spread_2254Add 1/8 t cayenne.

chickpea-spread_2256Pulse into a paste.

chickpea-spread_2259Transfer to a medium bowl.

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Add 6 finely diced celery stalks (about 2 cups).

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Add 2 finely diced carrots (about 1 cup).

chickpea-spread_2274Mix well and transfer spread to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy on a sandwich topped with lettuce and tomato slices or use as a dip for crackers.

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Leave a comment 6 Comments

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    What a healthy and beautiful sandwich this spread makes. It looks like a perfect summer lunch.

  2. Mary Frances Rauch says:

    WOW! It’s like you made this just for me!

  3. CJ Armstrong says:

    Have seen something similar and it’s a recipe I want to try. Thanks for your recipe!

  4. Debbie says:

    Hi MJ! This looks delicious… Our daughter recently became a vegetarian and this looks like a healthy and delicious sandwich we would all love and enjoy. I’m brown bagging my lunch to the nursery too, and the girls at the nursery would eat this up… 😉 Thank you! Deb

  5. Krista says:

    The perfect looking summer sandwich mix! It would be great for sandwiches that you take to the beach. Then you can dip your chips in the leftovers!

  6. Denise says:

    Definitely trying this. I have the ingredients on hand so it will be a quick fix for tomorrow.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, looks delicious.

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