These open faced melts are vegetarian friendly, made with chickpeas in a Greek yogurt buffalo sauce, topped with carrots and avocado and melted with cheese, for a flavorful bite and fun way to enjoy chickpeas.
Buffalo Chickpea Melts with Avocado
HAPPY NEW YEAR! HAPPY 2019! We’re starting the New Year off in style with these vegetarian open faced melts! If you love everything buffalo like I do, you’re going to love this chickpea version. The chickpeas are mashed and mixed together with hot sauce, Greek yogurt, and a few seasonings for a healthy, high-protein buffalo sauce. The chickpeas mimic an egg salad consistency and are nutrient dense, for a healthy, vitamin packed meal.
Chickpeas are so versatile. You can pretty much turn them into anything – here are a few creative ways to use chickpeas:
- They’re great in chopped salads,
- Chickpea lettuce wraps,
- Baked goods with chickpeas (like blondies and cookies),
- Chickpeas to thicken soups,
- Chickpea curry,
- Chickpeas mashed with avocado in a sandwich.
Can you tell that chickpeas are one of my favorite foods! For this open faced melt, I topped the chickpea mixture with spiralized carrots and avocado for crunch and healthy fats, and topped with a slice of provolone cheese. If you don’t like provolone cheese, you could also use swiss or white cheddar or whatever you like.
Celebrate the New Year with this chickpea melt and have fun in the kitchen!
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