MEDITERRANEAN GRILLED AVOCADO STUFFED WITH CHICKPEAS AND TAHINI {VEGAN + GLUTEN FREE}

grilled-avocado-photograph
Serves: 4 Servings
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Can (13oz) Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 2 Large avocados
  • 1/2 Cup Cucumber, diced (about half a large cucumber)
  • 1/2 Cup Cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice + additional for servings (about 1 large lemon)
  • 2 tsps Tahini
  • Cilantro, for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat your grill to medium/high heat. The temperature gauge should read about 400 degress once heated.
  2. Place the rinsed chickpeas onto a paper towel and dry well. Transfer to a small bowl, peeling off any of the papery skins that come lose while you dried the chickpeas. Spray the chickpeas generously with Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray and then toss with the smoked paprika and a a few generous twists of salt and pepper.
  3. Place the chickpeas into the bottom of the grill basked into an even, flat layer. Place onto the grill and cook for 10 minutes. Then, spray the chickpeas again with Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray and stir around. Cook for another 10-12 minutes until lightly charred and crispy. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Cut the avocados in half, removing the pit. Scoop out the center of the avocado so you have a large, deep hole. Spray the avocados with Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place, flesh-side down, onto the grill and cool until nice grill-marks form, about 5 minutes.
  5. While the avocados cook, mix the cucumber, tomatoes and lemon juice in a small bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Divide the cucumber mixture between each avocado half, making sure to really stuff it into the center. Top each half with 1 Tbsp of chickpeas* and drizzle with 1/2 tsp Tahini.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and DEVOUR.
NOTES
* You will not use all of the chickpeas in this recipe, only about 1/3 of the can. But, it’s easier to just grill the whole can and then snack on the extra crispy chickpea goodness!
—————————————————————————————————————————————————-
taylorOh I am SO having this for lunch tomorrow. It’s the first time I have seen this site – it’s called Food Faith Fitness which is something different! I haven’t had much time to look around yet but if this recipe is anything to go for, it’s going to be worth subscribing to their Facebook and Instagram feeds! In fact, I have subscribed and suggest you do too! 🙂 The writer of the site, Taylor, also offers readers this free cookbook – yum!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s