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Stacked sandwich with Smashed Chickpea Avocado filling and roasted red and yellow peppers.

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich with Nori

  • Author: Nisha Melvani
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x


High-protein Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich with Nori is quick, easy, vegan and kid-friendly. Great for school lunches or dinner.


Units Scale
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 medium avocado, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon nori or dulse flakes, or 1 sheet toasted nori (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

For serving:

  • 8 slices sourdough bread or bread of choice
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar roasted peppers (optional)
  • Vegan chipotle mayonnaise to taste (optional)


  • Combine ingredients: Transfer the chickpeas, avocado, mayonnaise, cayenne, nori, lemon juice, and lemon zest to a large bowl.
  • Grate garlic: Use a microplane or fine grater to grate the garlic into the bowl.
  • Season: Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the parsley and mix to combine.
  • Smash: Use a potato masher to smash the ingredients until combined, leaving about one third of the chickpeas whole.
  • Optional: Spread chipotle mayonnaise (or spread of your choice) onto toasted bread. Top with smashed chickpea avocado filling and roasted red peppers.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: chickpea salad, avocado toast, chickpea 'tuna', easy vegan dinner, vegan sandwich, school lunch