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    Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados (vegan, gluten-free)

    Vegan, Gluten & Grain-free Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados

    Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados for an easy vegan, gluten & grain-free meal Vegan, Gluten & Grain-free Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados 

    A few years ago I was obsessed with making chickpea salad. Like really obsessed and basically everyone around me looked at me like I had four heads (shocker).

    But as someone who doesn’t eat meat, packing lunches for work can seriously be challenging. I obviously do not eat cold-cuts, I am not a soup fan and buying lunch just wasn’t an option when you are trying to save money as an underpaid entry-level employee. Luckily now I eat whatever is in my kitchen since I work from home, but I make lunch for Jord 4x a week.

    I am not going to sit here and lie to you and say making lunch everyday for Jord to take to work is easy. The truth is it is a STRUGGLE. He loves variety, which is great. But our tastebuds are so different. I’m someone who can eat peanut butter & jelly, english muffins, or some toast variety everyday and be happy. 

    Also Jord loves taking tuna salad to work and since I am a mercury paranoid wife, I am not sending tuna salad to work with him more than a couple times a month. This brings me to our latest lunch go-to, Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados.

    These Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados are seriously the best. They are vegan, gluten & grain-free and they are SO easy to make. Also, I am pretty sure that pretty much anyone will love this lunch.

    Vegan, Gluten & Grain-free Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados

     

    Vegan, Gluten & Grain-free Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados

    I prep a batch on Sunday’s so it is in the fridge for us during the week. You also can stuff this chickpea salad into avocados, on top of salad or on a sandwich. I have tried all 3 versions and each are delicious, but my favorite way is stuffed in avocados.

    The chickpea salad is filled with cilantro, celery, carrots (or no carrots if you are like me and hate them) and mixed with my new go-to spread, GoAvo. Go Avo is an avocado spread that basically a game changer. It is made with all clean ingredients, nothing artificial. It is also non-GMO, vegan-friendly, soy and gluten-free. It is the perfect addition to your salad, sandwich, anything really. Just think avocado in a spreadable, delicious form.

    GoAvo also comes in 3 varieties: basil, original and chipotle. I can attest that all 3 are delicious and you may or may not be seeing some more GoAvo recipes on the blog soon.

    When you make these Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados, I recommend prepping only the salad the night before. Don’t stuff into the ripe avocados until you are about to eat because you don’t want the avocados to brown. And don’t worry about the GoAvo browning, it’s natural and you just have to mix it up. It is totally okay and doesn’t effect the quality of the spread.

    Finally, if you do make these Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados, share them with me on Instagram or your favorite social channel. I love seeing what recipes you guys make from the blog, and I have a feeling you babes are going to really love this one 🙂

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    Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Total Time 5 mins
    Yields 4 avocado halfs

    Ingredients

    • 1 can organic chickpeas (I used no salt added)
    • 2 tablespoons chopped organic cilantro
    • 1/4 cup chopped organic celery
    • 1/4 cup chopped organic carrots
    • 1/4 cup pepitas
    • 3 tablespoons GoAvo Avocado Spread
    • 2 ripe avocados

    Directions

    1. Wash and strain chickpeas before prepping
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, mash chickpeas leaving some chunks
    3. Add in celery, carrots, pepitas and GoAvo and mix well (similar to what you do with tuna salad)
    4. Cut avocados in half and remove pit
    5. Stuff chickpea salad in each half and enjoy!
    6. If you have left over chickpea salad, place in fridge in air tight container and enjoy within 5 days

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    xx, Rach

    Vegan, Gluten & Grain-free Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados

    Thank you GoAvo for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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    14 Comments

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It July 18, 2016 at 8:34 am

    LOVE these stuffed ‘cados, they look soooo satisfying! GoAvo is the perfect addition to these, keep those recipes comin’! 🙂

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  • Reply Brittany July 18, 2016 at 10:32 am

    This looks like the perfect lunch! I almost picked up some GoAvo at Whole Foods over the weekend but for whatever reason it didn’t make it in my cart. Now I have a good reason to grab a bottle! 🙂

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    • Reply Rachel July 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you so much, Brittany! Yes totally get it. It is AMAZING!! xx

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  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado July 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I love go avo! What a great new way to eat it, can’t go wrong with avocado anything 🙂

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    • Reply Rachel July 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Isn’t it amazing? I am obsessed with GoAvo! The chipotle one is so good too! xx

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  • Reply Caitlyn @SoDamnGood July 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    These look so good! I agree that packing lunches is one of the biggest pains ever. These will be perfect. Cant wait to try!

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    • Reply Rachel July 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Thank you so much, Caitlyn! It is the worst! So easy to get stuck in a rut too 🙂 Hope you love these! xx

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  • Reply Medha July 18, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    What a fun grain free way to eat avocado! pinning 🙂

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  • Reply Valencia @ Life of a Vegaholic July 25, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    As a vegetarian, I know exactly where you are coming from. Packing lunches aren’t exactly a walk in the park. I love chickpeas and making chickpea salads. They are so fun to make in my opinion. This is such a great lunch idea.

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  • Reply Easy Spicy Salmon Poké Bowls - rachLmansfield January 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm

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