Vegan Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad

Close up of a smashed chickpea avocado salad sandwich cut in half stacked.

This easy 5-ingredient smashed chickpea and avocado salad is just like tuna salad, but plant based and full of creamy, herby goodness! It's perfect for meal prep or spreading on a sandwich for a spring Earth Day picnic.


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large avocado
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • whole grain bread, for serving (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, mash chickpeas and avocado together with a potato masher or fork. I like to leave it a little bit chunky, but you can make it as smooth as you like.
  2. Add lemon juice, green onion, dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  3. Store in the refrigerator, covered, until ready to serve.
  4. Serve on whole grain bread or with your favorite crackers.


Smashed chickpea avocado salad can be made in advance. Squeeze fresh lemon over the top before covering and storing to prevent avocado from browning.

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