Curried Chickpea Salad

This Curried Chickpea Salad is a simple salad made with garbanzo beans, raisins, pecans, parsley and celery all tossed in a delicious curry salad dressing.

This Curried Chickpea Salad is a simple salad made with garbanzo beans, raisins, pecans, parsley and celery all tossed in a delicious curry salad dressing

This simple chickpea salad comes together in about 15 minutes and makes a great side dish to grilled chicken or fish, or enjoy this vegan chickpea salad as a main.

This Curried Chickpea Salad is a simple salad made with garbanzo beans, raisins, pecans, parsley and celery all tossed in a delicious curry salad dressing

CHICKPEA SALAD RECIPE

  • 2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf cilantro (or parsley), chopped

Chickpea Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

HOW TO MAKE CHICKPEA SALAD

This chickpea salad comes together in about 15 minutes start-to-finish.

  1. In a large bowl add the garbanzo beans, celery, raisins, pecans and parsley.
  2. Pour the chickpea salad dressing over the bean mixture and toss to coat well.
  3. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Serve on a bed of mixed greens or enjoy as is.

Chickpea Salad Dressing

This is a delicious curry salad dressing that comes together in a pinch.

  1. In a small bowl, mix the lime juice, olive oil, curry powder, turmeric, cumin and maple syrup.  Blend well.

ARE GARBANZO BEANS THE SAME AS CHICKPEAS

Yes!  When you’re buying chickpeas whether dried or in a can, the label will likely say “garbanzo beans” on it. 

This Curried Chickpea Salad is a simple salad made with garbanzo beans, raisins, pecans, parsley and celery all tossed in a delicious curry salad dressing

EASY CHICKPEA RECIPES

Chickpeas are the main ingredient in these recipes.

RECIPES USING CHICKPEAS

Chickpeas are added as an ingredient to these recipes, but they’re not the main ingredient.

 

This Curried Chickpea Salad is a simple salad made with garbanzo beans, raisins, pecans, parsley and celery all tossed in a delicious curry salad dressing
Yield: 8 servings

Curried Chickpea Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

This Curried Chickpea Salad is a simple salad made with garbanzo beans, raisins, pecans, parsley and celery all tossed in a delicious curry salad dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (or flat leaf parsley), chopped

Instructions

For the Dressing
  1. In a small bowl, mix the lime juice, olive oil, curry powder, turmeric, cumin and maple syrup.  Blend well.
For the Salad
  1. In a large bowl add the garbanzo beans, celery, raisins, pecans and parsley.
  2. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and toss to coat well.
  3. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Serve on a bed of mixed greens or enjoy as is.

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