According to my friend, this recipe is “award winning” so hold onto your hats everyone because this one’s about to blow you away. If you know me, you know that avocados are very near and dear to my heart. I LOVE them, and I know I’m not alone in that. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to mix it up a little bit when it comes to guacamole, which is why I decided to try a garbanzo avocado mash – and boy am I glad I did!
Basically, this is a hybrid of hummus and guacamole. It’s perfect as a dip for chips or veggies, but I also like to stuff it into a pita pocket as a super filling lunch on the go! Once again, it’s unbelievably simple to prepare and you can easily customize it to your tastes.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 can of garbanzo beans
- 1 1/2 Avocado
- 1 carrot
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/4th Lemon
- Sea Salt
- Nutritional Yeast
- I also like to add a little heat to everything, so I added a bit of Tajin Seasoning in with this one, but chili powder or any spicy seasoning of your choice will do the trick!
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any simpler, here’s how you prepare it:
- Strain and rinse the garbanzo beans, then in a big bowl mash them with a fork
- Add in the avocado, continue to smash
- Finely chop the carrot and the garlic and add them in, squeeze in lemon juice
- Add in everything else, smash until combined evenly
- Watch it disappear
Aside from the fact that this stuff is literally addicting, this stuff is seriously good for you. Garbanzo beans have protein content similar to that of lean meat, which pretty much makes them a vegan super food. They’re also a great source of dietary fiber as well as various vitamins and minerals. Combine ’em with the healthy fats and vitamins in avocado and you’ve got yourself a dose of macronutrient perfection!
I love this recipe because you could easily add more veggies (maybe tomatoes or peppers), seasonings, lime, or anything you like into the mix to give it some extra pizazz. You could also just slather it all over everything you eat, and fill your sandwiches, pita pockets, and burritos with it the way I did! Lots of options, lots of nutrients, lots of love for this stuff.