Avocado Pita Pocket Sandwiches

Lunch can be tough. I get tired of sandwiches but don't want to spend the money or calories on lunch at a fast food joint. Avocado Pita Pocket Sandwiches are a fun way to switch things up but stay healthy and full at the same time!

The filling for these pita pocket sandwiches is packed full of protein! In a small bowl, combine the following ingredients:

2 cans of  drained garbanzo beans (chickpeas if you are in the South!)

2 ripe avocados

1 tablespoon mustard

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

3 chopped green onions

salt and pepper to taste

squeeze of lemon juice

Mash everything together until you have a somewhat smooth but slightly chunky texture. I used my potato masher to help me mash some of the garbanzo beans.

pita bread

Find some pita pocket bread or flatbread at the market. I prefer the pita pockets because I can stuff all sorts of yumminess inside. It feels like a sandwich, but it has way less carbs!

I usually layer a leaf of lettuce on the bottom, a generous portion of the avocado mixture in the middle, and then cucumbers and tomatoes on top.

avocado pita pocket sandwiches

Pita Pocket Sandwiches are such a filling lunch, but with zero guilt afterwards! I round out the meal with hummus and pretzels and I'm a happy camper. Pre-made hummus is easy to find, but I also make a Classic Lemon Garlic Hummus that I keep in the fridge for quick snacks.

pita bread sandwiches

If you like to prep your lunches for the entire week or are just looking for some lighter meals, these sandwiches are a great option. These are also great on picnics!

If you try these, leave me a message in the comment section and let me know what you think! Happy cooking y'all!

Avocado Pita Pocket Sandwiches

These avocado pita sandwiches are a great vegetarian but protein-packed lunch option!
Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Avocado Filling

  • 2 15.5 oz cans garbanzo beans also known as chickpeas
  • 2 ripened avocado
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon juice to taste

For the Sandwiches

  • 4 pita pocket sandwich breads
  • 8 leaves lettuce
  • 1 sliced cucumber
  • 2 sliced tomatoes

Instructions

  • Mash the first 5 ingredients in a medium-sized bowl using a potato masher.
  • Add salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste.
  • Cut each pita pocket in half, gently open, and place a leaf of lettuce on the inside.
  • Divide the avocado mixture among all 8 halves of the pita bread, smearing on top of the lettuce.
  • Fill sandwiches with cucumber, tomatoes, and whatever other desired toppings.
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