Who doesn't love a good cool avocado dish on a hot HOT summer day? Okay, you caught me. I'm not going to lie. I love avocados year round, but there's just something about them during the summer that just brings even more joy and rapture to my soul.
This 'salad' is being called a salad because it sort of reminds me of what a vegetarian style 'chicken salad'. It's loaded up with plenty of avocado and summer flavors that bring a perfectly fresh and refreshing bite, and I've been looking for a good reason to use chickpeas again since they're one of my personal favorites.
Now this isn't the sort of salad that you could make too far ahead of time. Honestly even if you did try and prepare it in advance, it probably wouldn't make it through the first few minutes anyway. It's just too good not to enjoy right away.
I like to top this Avocado Chickpea Feta Salad over some fresh baby spinach and kale to enjoy as a full on power lunch. It would also make for an excellent sandwich filler! Or you could always double, triple, or quadruple the recipe even (as I've left it so easy to do) - it would be a great summer time side dish for any sort of picnic or party!
The lemon juice in here with definitely help to keep the avocado from browning too quickly, but like I said this is more of a quick 'last minute' eat-right-away sort of dish. And let me just say, that's perfectly fine since it only takes a couple of minutes to mix it all together!
As if any of us needed another excuse to indulge in avocados.
Servings: 2 • Size: About 1 Cup • Calories: 378 • Fat: 19 g • Saturated Fat: 5 g • Carb: 41 g • Fiber: 12 g • Protein: 15 g • Sugar: 7 g • Sodium: 232 mg
1/2 C. Reduced Sodium Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans, Drained & Rinsed
1 Avocado, Diced
1 Thinly Sliced Green Onion
3 Tbsp. Chopped Fresh Basil
3 Tbsp. Reduced Fat Crumbled Feta
1/2 Lemon, Juiced
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Carefully combine everything together in a large bowl being mindful not to smash the avocados too much.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
Nutrition Claims: High Fiber, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Red Meat Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added, Kosher