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curried chickpea salad with grilled veggies

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 1, 2022  |  1 Comment

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On the lookout for a tasty new plant-based salad for your next cookout or picnic? I was! So, I created this curried chickpea salad with grilled veggies. And it’s my absolute favorite new thing. It’s sooo flavorful, colorful, aromatic, and filling. It’s easy to fix. And it’s full of inviting texture and “superfoodiness” (I think I just made up that word)!

stirring curried chickpea salad with grilled veggies in a glass bowl

It’s simple

All you need to do is make the curry dressing – just stir together vegan mayo, cilantro, chutney, curry powder, salt, pepper and, if you like a bit of heat, some hot pepper flakes. It’ll be thick enough to coat the chickpeas, which you’ll stir in next. And you’ll finish with diced grilled or roasted bell pepper and grape tomatoes. That’s it!

curried chickpea salad with grilled veggies in a glass mixing bowl

It can feed a crowd

While this chickpea salad recipe makes five servings, it easily doubles (or triples!) for large gatherings. And if you’re hoping to impress, you can finish preparing this bowl of scrumptiousness tableside by stirring in the just-off-the-grill bell peppers and grape tomatoes for a bit of a showstopper.

curried chickpea salad with grilled veggies in a white bowl bevore garnishing

It’s versatile

And there’s more. This curried chickpea salad with grilled veggies is delightfully versatile. It turns into a simple no-cook recipe if you skip the grilling or roasting of the peppers and tomatoes — or use leftover cooked veggies. Or it can be transformed into a warm curry entrée by quickly heating up the chickpea salad in a skillet, ladling over steamed brown rice, sprinkling with nuts or seeds, and garnishing with fresh cilantro.

Hope you make it soon … and often!

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curried chickpea salad with grilled veggies om white bowl with cilantro garnish

curried chickpea salad with grilled veggies

On the lookout for a tasty new plant-based salad for your next cookout or picnic? I was! So, I created this curried chickpea salad with grilled veggies.

It’s sooo flavorful, colorful, aromatic, and filling. And all you need to do is make the curry dressing – just stir together vegan mayo, cilantro, chutney, curry powder, salt, pepper and, if you like a bit of heat, some hot pepper flakes. It’ll be thick enough to coat the chickpeas, which you’ll stir in next. Then you’ll finish with diced grilled or roasted bell pepper and grape tomatoes.

That’s it!

  • Yield: 5 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 3 tablespoons vegan mayo, such as Primal Kitchen Vegan Mayo made with Avocado Oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Major grey’s chutney or other Indian-style mango chutney
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can organic chickpeas, drained
  • 1 medium orange or red bell pepper, grilled or roasted, diced
  • 1/2 cup small grape tomatoes, grilled on skewers or roasted

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the mayo, cilantro, chutney, curry powder, salt, black pepper and, if using, hot pepper flakes.
  2. Add the chickpeas and stir to combine.
  3. Fold in the prepared bell pepper and tomatoes, adjust salt to taste, and serve. Note: If making in advance, stir before serving.
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  • Author: Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Eastern Mediterranean, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Indian
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 420mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: salad, plant-based salad, chickpea salad, bean salad, cookout recipe, picnic recipe, vegan recipe

Looking for more cookout- or picnic-worthy salads? Try my creamy plant-based macaroni salad (see recipe HERE), orzo, greens & pan-charred corn (see recipe HERE), and plant-based pesto pasta salad with grilled grape tomatoes (see recipe HERE).

curried chickpea salad with grilled veggies leftovers over rice with spicy peanuts and cilantro
Leftover currried chickpea salad with grilled veggies, warmed up, served as curry over steamy brown rice and topped with spicy nuts and fresh cilantro

 

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