avocado schmear

Chickpea salad with avocado schmear, pea sprouts, grape tomatoes, and fresh basil on toasted whole wheat. Chickpea salad is seriously one of my favorite things in the world. Recipe here.

In case you aren’t from New York or have never met a Jewish person, a “schmear” is a spread, traditionally cream cheese spread on bagels but also on sandwiches.

To make avocado schmear, just mash some avocado and schmear it on the toast. For a really rich, silky texture, add a few drops of good olive oil. Its good just with some salt and pepper incorporated but you can chop some fresh herbs into it or add fresh lemon juice. I like to use it on sandwiches instead of mayo.