Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps – Vegan + Gluten-free

Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps- Vegan + Gluten-free and only 5 ingredients! | savannamehrad.com

Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps- Vegan + Gluten-free and only 5 ingredients! | savannamehrad.comIf you’re anything like this chocoholic – hi, I’m Savanna and I’m a chocoholic – you may have indulged in one too many chocolate bunnies this weekend. Or maybe it was all those Triple Chocolate Scones that I ate? Oops…

While the chocolate fix is great at the time, once the sugar train crashes, my body instantly starts craving fresh, wholesome foods. Enter a refreshing way to enjoy some “Egg Salad” on this Easter weekend: Eggless Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps!

Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps- Vegan + Gluten-free and only 5 ingredients! | savannamehrad.comThat’s right peeps, that is not egg salad you’re seeing! Instead, it’s a delicious, whole foods blend of Avocado Chickpea salad that tastes better than any egg salad I’ve ever had in days past, if I do say so myself! Plus, look at all the toppings!! We all know how much I love toppings!

The idea for the delicious, nutritious and incredibly filling wraps came earlier this week when my husband called me on his drive home from work to ask what was for dinner.  My hubby is currently completing a Master’s degree so two nights a week, dinner is pretty much a mad grab and dash for him as he rushes off to his night classes.

Wanting to make something that was healthy, light and refreshing, while still being able to keep him full throughout the rest of the night, I quickly scanned the cupboard for some ideas. Usually, on nights like this, we whip up some quick black bean burritos so I thought some sort of bean dish would be a great idea as he always loves the burritos we have. After spotting a can of chickpeas, I decided to try mixing it up with some avocado after seeing many thing online about how avocado is a great alternative for the unhealthier mayonnaise option. Secretly though, I was just looking for some justification to keep eating all the avocados – we eat avocado like they’re going out of style so it’s not like we needed another reason to enjoy them!

Let me just cut to the chase and tell you that avocado and chickpeas are the best combination ever! This dinner kicked butt!

Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps- Vegan + Gluten-free and only 5 ingredients! | savannamehrad.com

Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps- Vegan + Gluten-free and only 5 ingredients! | savannamehrad.comInitially, I had intended to make sandwiches with this Avocado Chickpea salad mix…then I realized we didn’t have any bread…must have been my turn to get the groceries, whoops!

So, instead, I decided to really up the ante on the nutritional level of this salad and decided to serve in some Boston Leaf Lettuce that we received in our organic grocery box. This was the first time I ever used lettuce as a wrap and let me tell you, I totally understand what all the hype is about now! Regular wraps can sometimes leave you feeling heavy but not these lettuce wraps! Nature’s bounty for the win!!

Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps- Vegan + Gluten-free and only 5 ingredients! | savannamehrad.com

Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps- Vegan + Gluten-free and only 5 ingredients! | savannamehrad.com

Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps- Vegan + Gluten-free and only 5 ingredients! | savannamehrad.comMy favourite part about these Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps, other than their amazing flavour, obviously, is the fact that you can dress them up in a million different ways. We decided to top ours with alfalfa sprouts, yellow peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes. Mmmmm my mouth is watering just typing all of this up. You seriously need to try these. Plus, each wrap has a whopping 8 grams of protein! All this protein leaves you feeling full and satiated for hours, helping you to fend off those pesky after dinner cravings (I’m look at you PB & J cookies!)

Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps- Vegan + Gluten-free and only 5 ingredients! | savannamehrad.com

Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps- Vegan + Gluten-free and only 5 ingredients! | savannamehrad.comSo hop off that Easter Bunny Chocolate train and catch a ride on the healthy and refreshing Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wrap train! I promise I’ll save you a seat 🙂

Have you enjoyed lettuce wraps before? What’s your favourite way to stuff them? If you make some of these Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps, tag them with #glutenfreeveganpantry so that we can see how fresh and clean your wraps are looking 😉

Lots of love & happy eats,

Savanna

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Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps - Vegan + Gluten-Free
 
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These healthy, light and refreshing Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Wraps will leave you super full without weighing you down! Vegan, gluten-free and 8 grams of protein per wrap!
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 can reduced sodium chickpeas, drained
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 2 stalked celery, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Boston lettuce leaves
  • Toppings
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • sliced peppers
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
Instructions
  1. Pour drained chickpeas into a medium bowl. Mash the chickpeas until about ½ of the way mashed with some chunky peas mixed in.
  2. Add in the avocado and continue mashing until well mixed and a consistency to your liking. We left ours with quite a few chickpeas chunks to give it the feel of traditional egg salad.
  3. Add celery, onions and lemon juice and stir until mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Divide salad mix into 4 servings and spoon each serving into a lettuce leaf. Top with desired toppings and enjoy!
Notes
Nutritional Information does not include toppings or salt and pepper.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 wrap Calories: 204 Fat: 9g Saturated fat: 1g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 83mg Fiber: 8g Protein: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg

 

Savanna

Hello! Welcome to the SavannaMehrad.com! My name is Savanna and I'm so excited that you've decided to stop by and check out my little blog.

This blog started out as a journey of living adventurously in the kitchen, trialing gluten free, vegan, whole food recipes that you and your whole family can enjoy.

Fast forward a few years and I've chosen to breath new life into it, this time, focus on my mental health journey, sharing the tools, resources and practices that continue to help me on my self-healing path.

I hope that you'll enjoy tagging along with me on this new adventure - I can't wait to share all of my ideas with each of you and look forward to your feedback along the way. I'd love to hear from you - whether it's a comment on a post, sharing your own unique journey or even just a quick hello! Feel free to leave a note in the comments or send me an email at savanna [at] savannamehrad.com.

Lots of love and big hugs!
-Savanna

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11 Comments

  1. I love this recipe so very much, I make it often. The definition of comfort food for me. In addition to your suggestions, I love to add button mushrooms as a topping, otherwise I make it as is, perfect recipe. Thank you!

  2. I just made this for lunch! I didn’t have the toppings and only had large swiss chard leaves in my garden to wrap it up in. Still fantastic! I thought it was going to taste boring or bland. Not a chance. Great taste. I am now your newest follower. Thank you!!!

  3. Tried these tonight, they were absolutely wonderful! Always looking for new and delicious gluten-free, vegan recipes. Thank you for sharing!

    1. So glad you enjoyed them, Ashley! Make sure to rate the recipe 🙂

  4. ooh, so fresh! I love it, chickpeas and avocados, two of my favorite things! I think I’ll have to try these soon, thank you!

    1. Thanks, Kristina!

  5. i love this! So simple & healthy. I’m already craving it for lunch!

  6. Yum! I love chickpea salad – it’s so versatile. I love that you’ve included avocado as well!

    1. Hi Michelle,

      This was the first time I’ve ever tried combining the two and I can’t believe how yummy it is! We loved it so much, we had it for dinner two nights in a row!

  7. Savanna these look AMAZING and so healthy – Perfect for lunches at the office!

    1. Exactly! I hope you love them!

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