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Want to go vegetarian for a meal but afraid to fall shy of protein goals? Have no fear for beans are here! Chickpeas and the versatile bean group offer 7 grams per ½ cup. This yummy recipe is convenient for a packable lunch and qualifies as a nutritious choice. Swap avocado for mayo to reduce saturated fat and calories while adding fiber, potassium, B vitamin folate and cancer-fighting carotenoids. Lori Bumbaco, Oncology Dietitian at NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center, enjoys sliced cucumber as a topping and packs a local apple to round out lunch.
Recipe makes 3-4 sandwiches
This salad is best eaten the day it is made because it will turn brown due to the avocado.
Tip: This salad also makes a great dip when served with cut-up veggies, crackers or pita chips.
Recipe adapted from: Two Peas and Their Pod