Avocado Stuffed with Chickpeas Meatball and Topped with Green Goddess Dressing

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Avocado Stuffed with Chickpeas Meatball and Topped with Green Goddess Dressing


  • Avocado and Chickpea "Meatball":
  • 2 c. chickpeas, canned (drained) or cooked
  • 2 c. bread crumbs
  • 2 ea. cloves of garlic
  • 6 ea. Avocados From Mexico, halved
  • 1 ea. small zucchini
  • 1 ea. small carrot
  • 1 ea. small egg
  • 1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 T. vegetable oil (if fan frying)
  • 1 t. Herbes de Provence or Italian herb mix
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. red pepper flakes, crushed
  • Green Goddess Dressing:
  • 1 c. fresh parsley
  • 2 ea. anchovies
  • 1 ea. clove garlic
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. Greek yogurt
  • 2 T. chives
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Avocado and Chickpea "Meatball": Put the cheese, zucchini, carrot and garlic in a blender or food processor and blend until the ingredients are well mixed. / Add the chickpeas and breadcrumbs to the blender. Purée until the mixture is smooth. / Add the egg, herb mix, salt and crushed red pepper flakes to the blender and process for approximately 20 seconds. / Use a tablespoon, small ice cream scoop, or your hands to shape the chickpea mix into ping-pong-size balls. Once shaped, drop each into an oiled mini-muffin pan; then, bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Alternately, if you prefer to cook on the stovetop, place the vegetable oil in a skillet and cook the chickpea "meatballs" over medium heat until they are uniformly crispy on the outside. The oven-cooked "meatballs" will have the consistency of a slightly crisp muffin, while the stove-cooked "meatballs" will have a nice crunchy outside. / Once cooked, place one "meatball" inside the well of the avocado half, where the seed rested.
  2. Green Goddess Dressing: Put all ingredients in the blender and pulse until creamy, smooth, and uniformly green. / Drizzle dressing evenly over avocado halves with “meatballs” and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Avocado Stuffed with Chickpeas Meatball and Topped with Green Goddess Dressing
Amount Per Serving 12
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 20mg 6%
Sodium 590mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 4g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 10g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 10%
Iron 0mg 10%
Potassium 630mg 33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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