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Vegan Mediterranean Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Chickpeas and Tahini

Grilled avocado is stuffed with a fresh mixture of cucumber, tomato and crispy grilled chickpeas! A drizzle of tahini makes this a delicious, healthy and easy, vegan dinner!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 206 kcal
Author Taylor

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed, 13oz
  • 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 basketinto 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.

Recipe 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!