Curried Chickpea Salad

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Curried Chickpea Salad is just like your favourite curried chicken salad, veganised! It’s loaded with so much flavour, is perfect for on the go meals and is SO delicious!

Whenever I do my annual survey (I am pretty late on it this year – I’ll do it when I’m back from Bali!) one of the overwhelming requests I get is “more lunch recipes please!”  I’m happy to say that this recipe hits the nail on the head when it comes to:

  • Easy
  • No bake
  • No need to heat up
  • Meal prep friendly (takes 15 minutes!)
  • And Picnic friendly!

Long story short: this Curried Chickpea Salad is a boss of a recipe.

This recipe was inspired by my Chickpea Tuna Salad. It’s a recipe that we make several times a month that works so great for our meal prep so you should definitely check that one out too. I recently had a vegan salad with raisins in it and that made me suddenly crave a Curried Chickpea Salad. Before going vegetarian then vegan, I did enjoy Curried chicken salads and this vegan version certainly captures the flavour. It’s deliciously spiced with Jamaican curry powder (my favourite kind), and mixed in with raisins and many other ingredients that are similar to my Chickpea Tuna Salad. Thanks to the curry powder it tastes very different though, so know that you can meal prep both without getting bored or tired of the flavours.

This Curried Chickpea Salad works in several different ways:

  • On a bed of greens
  • As a dip
  • In a sandwich
  • In a wrap

Anywhere you’d want these flavours!

I hope you enjoy this recipe friends!

Curried Chickpea Salad

This Curried Chickpea Salad is just like your favourite curried chicken salad, veganised! It’s loaded with so much flavour, is perfect for on the go meals and is SO delicious!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Course Lunch, Salads
Cuisine American
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Nut Free, Soy Free, vegan, Vegetarian

Curried Chickpea Salad

  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas or roughly 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoons red onion roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or dill
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickles or relish or celery
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • Squeeze of a lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper


Curried Chickpea Salad

  • Add all the ingredients into the bowl and using a potato mash, a fork or a pastry cutter, blend it together until just combined. You don’t want it too mushy but you want to break down the chickpeas and incorporate all the ingredients. You could also use a food processor for so about 5 pulses.
  • Scrape everything together and taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
  • Serve on a bed of greens, in a lettuce wrap, in a sandwich, or on crackers/as a dip or however you desire. Enjoy!


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4.7g | Sodium: 444.8mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 5.5g
by Jessica

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Recipe Rating


  1. Donna says:

    5 stars
    I’ve made this curried chickpea salad twice in the past week. We all liked it soooo much!

    • Courtney | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Donna! We’re so happy you all enjoyed! Thanks for sharing!

  2. DUNK says:

    Thank you for the Article, I love curry here is another source of great tasting and healthy cooking recipes.

    • Courtney | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Thank you so much for reading! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Indu says:

    Tried this and its so yummy. Thank you Jessica?

  4. Lauren says:


    I am out of dijon mustard, but I have all the other ingredients and I’d really like to make this recipe asap (I’m too excited about it to wait!) I have a couple of other types of mustard, are there any good substitutions?

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Lauren,

      Yes you can use pretty much any other mustard to replace it – preferably something like brown mustard which might mimic that deep flavour, but anything should be fine. I hope you enjoy so much!! I LOVED this recipe!

  5. Lauren says:

    Thank you. DELISH!!

  6. Karen says:

    5 stars
    So delicious – thank you!! Can you please list the nutritional info?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks so much! I just added it in! Calories are 236 per serving.

  7. Suzanne says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! Thank you Jessica 🙂

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      We’re happy you enjoyed it Suzanne! Thanks so much for reading!

  8. Eric says:

    5 stars
    Just made this for dinner tonight! So easy to make, no baking/cooking needed during this hot summer and best of all….it tastes AMAZING!!! Highly recommend!

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