For a healthy and easy lunch try this Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe. Summery and fresh! Soyfree Nutfree. Serve with gluten-free bread or lettuce for gluten-free

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time5 mins

Total Time20 mins

Course: dinner, lunch

Cuisine: American

Keyword: chickpea salad sandwich, curried salad, spicy chickpea salad


Calories: 255kcal

For the salad
15 ounce (425.24 g) can chickpeas drained or 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
½ cup chopped red onions
½ teaspoon pepper flakes
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1-2 teaspoons curry powder or garam masala or Chole masala blend
¼ teaspoon black pepper or cayenne or both
1 ½ tablespoons tomato paste
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons (45 g) non-dairy yogurt or non-dairy cream or coconut cream
1 tablespoons raisins or chopped dates
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons lemon juice
For the pickled onion
½ cup thinly sliced red onions
¼ cup (60 ml) white vinegar
¼ cup (60 ml) hot water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 generous pinch of each salt, black pepper and ground clove
For the sandwich
bread slices or lettuce leaves as needed
thinly sliced jalapeño or pickled jalapeño and chopped cilantro
In a bowl add the chickpeas and mash until half of them are somewhat mashed.
Then add in the rest of the ingredients, press, and mix well. If the mixture is a bit dry add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water and mix in. Let this chickpea salad sit to chill to meld the flavor. About 15-20 mins
In a bowl add the hot water, vinegar, sugar, salt, clove and black pepper. Mix well then add in the sliced onion. Let the onions sit and chill for 30 minutes or a couple of hours before using to serve with the chickpea salad sandwich for the best pickled onion flavor
Take some bread slices, add a layer of lettuce or greens then top with a generous amount of the chickpea salad then top with pickled onions. You can also add in some sliced jalapeno and fresh cilantro on top and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 355mg15%
Potassium 520mg15%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 214IU4%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 4mg22%