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Green ‘Everything” Sandwich with Avocado
with crispy BBQ chickpeas

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Loaded with fresh ingredients, pesto, and cheese, these summery sandwiches are quick and easy to pull together. BBQ-inspired crispy chickpeas are a protein-packed alternative to chips.
Smarts: To keep this meal simple, we used store-bought pesto but feel free to make your own if you prefer.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Green ‘Everything” Sandwich:
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, thinly sliced
  • Bread, multigrain - 8 slices (use a good bakery-style bread; sub your favorite sandwich bread)
  • Avocados - 1, sliced
  • Pesto, store-bought - 1/3 cup
  • Cheese, pepper jack - 4 slices (sub any type of cheese)
  • Alfalfa sprouts (opt) - 1 cup (sub mung bean sprouts)
Crispy BBQ Chickpeas:
  • Paprika, smoked - 2 tsp
  • Curry powder, mild - 2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 2 cans, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Make BBQ spice - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Combine paprika, curry powder, sugar, salt, ground coriander, and red pepper flakes (if using). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cucumbers - Slice cucumbers. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Bread - If bread isn’t already sliced, slice.
  4. Avocados - Slice avocados.
  5. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Spread beans out on a sheet pan. Add olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with BBQ spice and gently stir everything to coat.
  3. Roast beans in the oven until deep golden brown, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Toast bread if you’d like.
  5. Assemble sandwiches by spreading pesto on both sides of bread. Layer sandwiches with cheese, cucumbers, avocados, and sprouts.
  6. Serve sandwiches with BBQ chickpeas on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (29)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (10)

Most Helpful

I think next time I would as everything bagel spice or something to the sandwich

By: Kirsten
Posted: Jun 22, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
2 Helpful

27 reviews

Very easy meal. Made the chickpeas in the airfryer for 12-15 min at 400, half of the recipe at a time and they came out really good.

By: Julie
Posted: Aug 20, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

It was good. I don’t like pesto, so used the herb dressing from earlier in the week. That worked well.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Jul 14, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Outstanding tasty sandwich that is quick and delicious. Subbed fresh mozzarella for pepper jack cheese. Used an air fryer to prepare the bbq chickpeas. 15 minutes at 400 worked for this. Thrilled to have enough ingredients to make again.

By: Nancy
Posted: Jul 11, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The chickpeas need at least 30 min to start getting crispy. Also substituted half the curry powder for cayenne pepper since I'm not big on curry but like spice

By: Rachel
Posted: Jul 07, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

5 for a nice lunch sandwich. Love sprouts.

By: Chris
Posted: Jul 06, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Pretty darn good. We left out the sprouts and the sandwiches were still great. The pesto sauce made all the difference in the world. I was hoping the roasted chickpeas were crunchier so I'll leave them in the oven longer the next time.

By: Robert
Posted: Jul 01, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful