Epic Chickpea Spread

Recently, a vegan bakery opened up here in Dallas.  Reverie Bakeshop is the name, and if you haven’t checked them out yet, you should.  Lots of yummy treats.  Anyway, they sell sandwiches as well.

One of them is a mashed chickpea and avocado panini.  I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounded interesting and I thought I would experiment with my own version.  You really can’t go wrong with avocados in my opinion. 🙂



This is super easy to make and very versatile too.  It would be great spread on my Homemade Wheat Thins, on toast or even inside a lettuce wrap for a grain free option.  Since everyone is worried about the mercury levels in tuna, this is a decent alternative.


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Epic Chickpea Spread

Epic Chickpea Spread

Prep Time 15 min


  • 2 cups or 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 green onions chopped or 2 T minced white onions
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 celery stalk chopped fine
  • 1-2 T nutritional yeast
  • 1-2 T lemon juice depending on how much you like
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium sized bowl, mash the chickpeas slightly with a fork. 
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.


Recipe Notes

This makes about 4 servings. Should last a week in the fridge. Enjoy!

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51 thoughts to “Epic Chickpea Spread”

  1. I love 'mock tuna salad' and have been making a similar one for years. You can also use white or cannelinni beans. I like to add some jar green olives to mine for extra flavor.
  2. Hello, This recipe sounds awesome but I have one question. What is the purpose of the nutritional yeast? Is that a good yeast?
    1. Yes, it's different that the yeast used in bread. It's loaded with nutrients and is especially high in B vitamins. It has a nutty taste.
  3. Yeah! We go to Disney world a few times a month (next week for a few days) and I have been dying to pack different lunches for the parks and I am SOOOO making this. Thank you!
    1. You're welcome Janett! Lucky you get to go there that often. We are saving up right now for a trip there when my girls a bit older. :)
    2. THAT is a brilliant idea! We are headed to DLand next week! #TinkHalf I may have to pack an extra suitcase for all the food I want to bring. ;-)
  4. I've heard of making un-tuna with chickpeas, but I haven't tested out a recipe yet. It's something that I've thought about making for a long time, but have just never gotten around to it! I love that your recipes are always pretty simple. Long ingredient lists instantly turn me away, but I actually bookmark your recipes with full intention to make them, haha. This is one of those! Thanks!
    1. No. Totally different. Here is a link that explains it. http://happyherbivore.com/2012/06/difference-between-active-yeast-and-nutritional-ye/
  5. I just made this and can't wait for lunch time to eat it! Of course I had to sample it after I made it - it is absolutely delicious! What a wonderful alternative.
  6. I have all of the ingredients but the nutritional yeast. Other than a nutty flavor I may be missing will omitting it make much of a difference?
  7. This sounds yummy. I cannot wait to make it. Do I mash the avocado or cut it up? I just went back to being vegan for health reasons have been vegetarian for years and I am so excited to read your recipes.
  8. This was great! I threw everything except the avocado (added that in at the end so I could have chunks) in the Vitamix so it was quick and easy! Yum!

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