Breakfast, Recipes

Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Toast

Hello, everyone! This is Stephanie from Steph in Thymeand today I’m sharing my favorite breakfast toast recipe with you. For mornings when you want a satisfying breakfast without the fuss, this healthy Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Toast will fill you up and fuel you for the day ahead.

Chickpea Avocado Toast -vegetarian

Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Toast

A slice of (gluten-free) toast with healthy fixings is my favorite way to start the day. It’s filling without feeling heavy, pairs well with that first glorious cup of coffee, and has plenty of texture and even a bit of crunch. Typically, I’ll slather almond butter over top the slice as soon as it comes out of the toaster then finish it off with a sprinkle of hemp or chia seeds. After a long, Boston winter and many many slices of this breakfast toast variation, it’s time to mix things up with fresh, lighter ingredients.

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Toast, a healthy way to start the day l Steph in Thyme for Busy Mom's Helper

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are an excellent source of soluble fiber and protein. Avocados contain more potassium than a banana and are rich in heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Combining the two together really packs a nutritious punch! Both have a creamy, buttery flavor that’s heightened when combined together.

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Toast, a healthy way to start the day l Steph in Thyme for Busy Mom's Helper

Diced red bell pepper and thinly sliced scallions bring a burst of color and texture to the creamy mixture. A touch of lime juice just before serving adds a lovely citrus brightness. This toast isn’t just for breakfast, but also makes for a quick, healthy lunch or snack as well. I have also put this on a protein bagel, and it was divine!

I would love to hear from you. What is your favorite quick, healthy breakfast? Please share in the comments!

Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Toast

A quick and healthy breakfast toast filled with protein and fiber to fill you up and fuel you for the day ahead.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2 breakfast toasts


  • 2 slices bread toasted (option: gluten-free bread)
  • 1/2 avocado mashed
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas rinsed and mashed
  • 2 tbsp red bell pepper diced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • With a fork, mash the avocado until creamy, then add to a small bowl.
  • With a fork or your fingers, mash the chickpeas until a dry paste forms. Add to the same bowl as the mashed avocado.
  • Combine the avocado and chickpea mash together, stirring in the diced bell peppers, thinly sliced scallions, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Toast two slices of bread, then generously spoon the chickpea and avocado mixture on top. Season with additional salt and pepper and lime juice, if desired.
  • Slice in half and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

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Stephanie is a world traveler, food truck fanatic, yoga teacher in training, former military brat, and newlywed eating and blogging from Boston. With her blog, Steph in Thyme, she explores creative and accessible approaches to gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan meals for every day.

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