Smashed Chickpea, Avocado, & Pesto Salad Sandwich



This has such great flavor! I am in love with pesto lately. I prefer to make my own, but since I only needed 2 tbsp for this recipe I bought a little jar of it.

Original recipe from

Recipe makes 3 sandwiches
1 sandwich = 11 weight watchers points+
= 9 weight watchers smart points

Ingredients –
15 oz can chickpeas drained & rinsed
1 avocado peeled & pitted
2 tbsp pesto  (I used Alessi pesto)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt & pepper to taste
6 slices bread (I used Arnold Seedless rye bread)


After rinsing the chickpeas pour them in small batches on a paper towel. Lightly press your hand down on them & roll them around. The skins will come right off. You don’t have to do this, but the skins can have a weird texture in a salad like this.


Using a potato masher smash up the chickpeas & avocado. I leave mine a bit chunky. Stir in pesto, lemon juice, salt, & pepper.


Divide the salad up into 3 sandwiches & add spinach. I left it off the kids sandwich.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s