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Spicy Chickpea Avocado Cucumber Bites

Easy and refreshing spicy chickpea avocado cucumber bites. Garnish with fresh herbs and chipotle crema. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, vegan
Keyword avocado cucumber bites, spicy chickpea guacamole bites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Total Yield 4 appetizer servings
Calories Per Serving 110 kcal
Author Yup, it's Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado mashed well (or substitute about 4 oz. prepared guacamole)
  • 1 tsp lemon or lime juice (omit if using guacamole)
  • salt and pepper to taste (omit if using guacamole)
  • 2 cucumbers cut into thick slices
  • 1/2 recipe blackened chickpeas (or other spicy roasted or fried chickpeas of choice)
  • 2 tbsp chipotle crema (optional) (or vegan chipotle mayo)
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or other herbs for garnish

Instructions

  1. Stir the lemon or lime juice into the avocado, and season the avocado mash to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Onto each cucumber slice, spread a small amount of avocado mash, and press a small handful of spicy chickpeas into the avocado. If using, drizzle lightly with chipotle crema or vegan chipotle mayo. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is best served with the cucumber and avocado cold. You can prep the cucumber slices, chopped herbs, and crema in advance. Keep the avocado in the refrigerator until time to prepare the mash. Top with freshly-cooked, or room temperature, spicy chickpeas.

NUTRITION: Nutrition facts exclude the blackened chickpeas (that recipe includes its own separate nutrition facts).

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chickpea Avocado Cucumber Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 fourth recipe)
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 37mg 2%
Potassium 219mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.