SO easy and delicious! Avocado Chickpea Mash | Recipe is gluten free & vegan with a paleo option.
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The Avocado Smash

One of my all-time favorites for a healthy and delicious lunch, the Avocado Smash, is super easy to make, and totally customizable to your tastes. Add your own veggies, and other toppings of choice to make the avocado smash your own favorite healthy and delicious lunch!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 serving
Author: EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


  • 1/2 fresh avocado flesh scooped out of avocado skin
  • 7.5 ounces chickpeas {canned or dried soaked and cooked}
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • veggies of choice such as broccoli slaw sliced cucumbers, and micro greens
  • optional: bread or tortilla/wrap for serving or serve "naked" in an "avocado bowl"


  • Combine the avocado, chickpeas, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mash to desired consistency with a fork or potato masher.
  • Spread smashed avocado mixture on top of bread, tortilla/wrap, or spoon in to the emply avocado skin.
  • Top with veggies of choice and serve.


I enjoyed my avocado smash in one Rudy's gluten-free tortilla, and in one avocado boat. If you make two avocado boats, you will need to scoop the filling out of the other half of the avocado and add it to the smash mixture. Nothing wrong with a little extra avocado!