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Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

This smashed chickpea salad is a great plant-based alternative to serve as a sandwich, wrap or stuffed into these adorable mini sweet peppers!

This recipe is so simple – chickpeas, avocado, lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Just mash and mix together and you’ve got a protein-packed vegan dish that’s sure to please everyone.

Mini Sweet Peppers from Pero Family Farms offer a perfect vehicle for this chickpea salad (also great for tuna salad, chicken salad and more!). With a tender yet crunchy texture and sweet taste, they pack a little extra Vitamin C into lunch to give your immune system a nutritious boost.

I also love Crispy Green® crispy fruit for lunchboxes. It’s 100% fruit and nothing else. They come in flavors like strawberry, mango and my favorite, pineapple.

We round out this lunchbox with a few veggies and Litehouse® Homestyle Ranch for dipping. This veggie-packed lunch will help fuel kiddos through the rest of the day.

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Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

This smashed chickpea salad is a great plant-based alternative to serve as a sandwich, wrap or stuffed into these adorable mini sweet peppers!

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 8 Pero Family Farms® Mini Sweet Peppers, halved, seeded
  • 1 package Crispy Green® crispy fruit
  • 1 (1.5 oz.) Litehouse® Homestyle Ranch Dip cup
  • Carrots and celery

Instructions

  1. Mash chickpeas and avocado in large bowl until desired consistency is achieved. Add lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Fill peppers with chickpea salad.
  3. Pack bento box with mini sweet peppers, crispy fruit, Ranch dip and veggies.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 376mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 10gSugar: 7gProtein: 9g

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Grace Vilches

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Grace Vilches

With a passion for healthy eating and digital marketing, Grace found her perfect match with the Produce for Kids team. A south Florida native, Grace grew up in Miami surrounded by delicious Cuban food and a love for family. Grace is the Produce for Kids in-house video production guru working to bring partner’s products and brands to life. You will often see Grace on the Produce for Kids Instagram Story sharing the latest food trends, news on the latest Produce for Kids promotions and meal prep ideas. When she’s not working she’s looking for the newest foodie spots with her husband and mini Australian shepherd, Ollie.

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