This is for those of you out there who are looking for a simple recipe that is really tasty and healthy with few ingredients. I have had this three (yes three) times in the past two weeks and each time was different – as a sandwich, a wrap and as a salad. It takes only minutes to prepare and is great for a quick, healthy lunch. I got the recipe out of Dawn Jackson Blatner’s book The Flexitarian Diet, which is full of great recipes that are mostly plant-based but also allow “flex swap” options where you can substitute meat. I bought the book after going to her class at the Chopping block this winter, which was so awesome! I fell in love with her philosophy of “flexitarianism” and her bubbly personality made the class part cooking lesson, part stand-up comedy session. I have since made several of her recipes and have yet to be disappointed.
Bay Avocado Sandwich/wrap/salad
- 1 teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning (I made my own from various recipes online)
- Juice from 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1/4 avocado (I love avocado so I used 1/2)
- 1/2 cup canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas – same thing), drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup of finely chopped red bell pepper
- 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup of red onion, finely chopped (sweet onion would work too. The original recipe called for 1 green onion but I never use the whole package so I don’t buy them anymore)
- Bread, wrap, chips or nothing – whatever you prefer (I changed my mind and opted for a wrap at the last minute so the pic is wrong…)
1. Whisk Old Bay seasoning with lime juice and oil. Toss together the remaining ingredients, and spoon onto bread, wrap of your choice or just eat it plain as a bean salad.