Runner Recipe – Avocado and Chickpea Spread

avocado spread recipeA great snack or lunch post-run, this easy to make Avocado and Chickpea spread is great on whole wheat toast, served with a fresh salad or with pita chips. Avocados are a super stars containing nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium (which helps control blood pressure), lutein (which is good for your eyes), and folate (which is crucial for cell repair). Avocados are a good source of B vitamins, which help you fight off disease and infection. They also give you vitamins C and E, plus natural plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer.

Avocado and Chickpea Spread:

1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans/chickpeas

1-2 avocados

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 tablespoon cilantro (finely chopped)

1 green onion (green and white finely chopped)


Mash chickpeas with a fork, add in avocado and mix (the consistency should be course). Stir in remaining ingredients. Add cherry tomatoes and feta cheese for a variety. Serve on whole wheat toast or with pita chips. Enjoy!