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Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich – Vegan Richa

side view of a vegan curried chickpea salad sandwich on a chopping board

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich – Vegan Richa

Too hot to make chickpea curry! Make this Curried Chickpea Salad sandwich!! Refreshing, spicy, summery, delicious! No nuts or soy. Easily Glutenfree with lettuce wraps or tacos. Serve in a sandwich, in lettuce leaves or wraps.

side view of a vegan curried chickpea salad sandwich on a chopping board

The temperature is up but you still want some Chana masala. But it’s too hot to eat hot curries. Can anyone relate? Yest? Amazing! Let’s make this curried chickpea salad! The chickpea salad sandwich is served with the pickled onion and is wonderfully refreshing yet still satisfying. Perfect for a hot summer.

With the creamy texture of the sandwich filling, the plump raisins, and the added curry powder you can think of this as a vegan twist on a coronation chicken salad sandwich or curried egg sandwich! It’s so incredibly flavorful and tasty and it has become one of my favorite chickpea recipes.

close up side view if a vegan lunch sandwich with vegan egg salad

This curried chickpea salad sandwich is truly easy to make ! It takes just 10 minutes to whip up the chickpea salad mixture and you can make it ahead of time and just throw it onto a sandwich the next day. The only cutting involved is chopping and thinly slicing some onions.

For the curried chickpea salad we mash some chickpeas, with a fork and combine it with some yogurt or coconut cream, fresh herbs, tomato paste, dried fruit, and spices and you’ve got a fresh, refreshing lunch that is perfect all year round.

a side view of a vegan curried egg salad sandwich on a chopping board

Why make just one version of chickpea salad sandwich when you can make Mediterranean or jalapeño popper, or Buffalo sauce chickpea salad or curried Chickpea salad sandwich!

For more vegan lunch sandwiches:

Why you’ll love this Curried Chickpea salad?

  • It’s super quick to put together. Just chop, mash and mix
  • it’s Soyfree and nutfree
  • its easily Glutenfree served on gf bread of lettuce wraps
  • it’s summery and crunchy and spicy and delicious! Let’s make it

Print Recipe

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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

Servings: 4

Calories: 255kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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, cumin 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.

Notes

To make gluten free, serve with gluten-free bread or without the bread and use lettuce leaves or gluten free tacos.
 

  • If you want, add some shredded or grated carrots and some chopped pickled to the filling
  •  If you want to prep it in advance, make the chickpea mixture ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Assemble the sandwich on the morning of the day you plan to eat it. The pickled onions can also be made ahead of

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Amount Per Serving

Calories 255
Calories 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%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

ingredients needed for making vegan egg salad

Ingredients:

  • chickpeas – canned or cooked
  • chopped red onions add some sharpness and crunch
  • spices: a fragrant blend of pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, curry powder/garam masala and black pepper or cayenne
  •  tomato paste adds some umami
  •  non-dairy yogurt or non-dairy cream or coconut cream are a stand-in for mayo
  •  raisins or chopped dates add some sweetness and chew
  •  I like chopped cilantro in this salad but parsley would also work
  •  lemon juice brightens up the flavor profile of the filling
  • for the pickled onions, we immerse sliced red onions in a mixture of vinegar, hot water, sugar, salt, black pepper and ground clove

Tips:

  • The texture of chickpeas depends on the brand, some can be drier, so you may have to add a bit more yogurt to the chickpea salad.
  • If you want, add some shredded or grated carrots and some chopped pickled to the filling
  •  If you want to prep it in advance, make the chickpea mixture ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Assemble the sandwich on the morning of the day you plan to eat it. The pickled onions can also be made ahead of time
  • You can serve the salad in a sandwich, in lettuce leaves or wraps.

How to make Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

chickpeas being mashed with spices in a white bowl

In a bowl add the chickpeas and mash until half of them are somewhat mashed.

spices, onions and herbs being mixed with mashed chickpeas to make vegan egg salad

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 and chill for 15-30 mins

vegan curried chickpea salad in a white bowl

plant-based yogurt being mixed with mashed chickpeas and herbs

vegan chickpea salad in a white bowl

ingredients to make quick pickled onions

In a bowl add the warm hot water, vinegar, sugar, salt, cumin and black pepper.

pickling brine in a small glass bowl

Mix well then add in the sliced onion. Let the onion sit and chill for 30 minutes or a couple of hours before using to serve with the chickpea salad sandwich.

sliced red onions being added to a small bowl with brine to make pickles

Take some bread slices, add a layer of lettuce and greens then top with a generous amount of the chickpea salad then top with pickled onions.

curried chickpeas salad being spread on a slice of bread

You can also add in some sliced jalapeno and fresh cilantro on top and serve.

curried chickpea salad and quick pickled onions on a slice of bread

Can I make this sandwich gluten-free?

To make gluten free, serve with gluten-free bread or without the bread and with lettuce leaves or gluten free tacos.

a vegan egg salad sandwich on a wooden chopping board

Storage

Store the chickpea salad and pickled onions separately and assemble the sandwich fresh as needed.

 

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich – Vegan Richa

side view of a vegan curried chickpea salad sandwich on a chopping board

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich – Vegan Richa

Too hot to make chickpea curry! Make this Curried Chickpea Salad sandwich!! Refreshing, spicy, summery, delicious! No nuts or soy. Easily Glutenfree with lettuce wraps or tacos. Serve in a sandwich, in lettuce leaves or wraps.

side view of a vegan curried chickpea salad sandwich on a chopping board

The temperature is up but you still want some Chana masala. But it’s too hot to eat hot curries. Can anyone relate? Yest? Amazing! Let’s make this curried chickpea salad! The chickpea salad sandwich is served with the pickled onion and is wonderfully refreshing yet still satisfying. Perfect for a hot summer.

With the creamy texture of the sandwich filling, the plump raisins, and the added curry powder you can think of this as a vegan twist on a coronation chicken salad sandwich or curried egg sandwich! It’s so incredibly flavorful and tasty and it has become one of my favorite chickpea recipes.

close up side view if a vegan lunch sandwich with vegan egg salad

This curried chickpea salad sandwich is truly easy to make ! It takes just 10 minutes to whip up the chickpea salad mixture and you can make it ahead of time and just throw it onto a sandwich the next day. The only cutting involved is chopping and thinly slicing some onions.

For the curried chickpea salad we mash some chickpeas, with a fork and combine it with some yogurt or coconut cream, fresh herbs, tomato paste, dried fruit, and spices and you’ve got a fresh, refreshing lunch that is perfect all year round.

a side view of a vegan curried egg salad sandwich on a chopping board

Why make just one version of chickpea salad sandwich when you can make Mediterranean or jalapeño popper, or Buffalo sauce chickpea salad or curried Chickpea salad sandwich!

For more vegan lunch sandwiches:

Why you’ll love this Curried Chickpea salad?

  • It’s super quick to put together. Just chop, mash and mix
  • it’s Soyfree and nutfree
  • its easily Glutenfree served on gf bread of lettuce wraps
  • it’s summery and crunchy and spicy and delicious! Let’s make it

Print Recipe

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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

Servings: 4

Calories: 255kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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, cumin 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.

Notes

To make gluten free, serve with gluten-free bread or without the bread and use lettuce leaves or gluten free tacos.
 

  • If you want, add some shredded or grated carrots and some chopped pickled to the filling
  •  If you want to prep it in advance, make the chickpea mixture ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Assemble the sandwich on the morning of the day you plan to eat it. The pickled onions can also be made ahead of

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Amount Per Serving

Calories 255
Calories 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%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

ingredients needed for making vegan egg salad

Ingredients:

  • chickpeas – canned or cooked
  • chopped red onions add some sharpness and crunch
  • spices: a fragrant blend of pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, curry powder/garam masala and black pepper or cayenne
  •  tomato paste adds some umami
  •  non-dairy yogurt or non-dairy cream or coconut cream are a stand-in for mayo
  •  raisins or chopped dates add some sweetness and chew
  •  I like chopped cilantro in this salad but parsley would also work
  •  lemon juice brightens up the flavor profile of the filling
  • for the pickled onions, we immerse sliced red onions in a mixture of vinegar, hot water, sugar, salt, black pepper and ground clove

Tips:

  • The texture of chickpeas depends on the brand, some can be drier, so you may have to add a bit more yogurt to the chickpea salad.
  • If you want, add some shredded or grated carrots and some chopped pickled to the filling
  •  If you want to prep it in advance, make the chickpea mixture ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Assemble the sandwich on the morning of the day you plan to eat it. The pickled onions can also be made ahead of time
  • You can serve the salad in a sandwich, in lettuce leaves or wraps.

How to make Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

chickpeas being mashed with spices in a white bowl

In a bowl add the chickpeas and mash until half of them are somewhat mashed.

spices, onions and herbs being mixed with mashed chickpeas to make vegan egg salad

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 and chill for 15-30 mins

vegan curried chickpea salad in a white bowl

plant-based yogurt being mixed with mashed chickpeas and herbs

vegan chickpea salad in a white bowl

ingredients to make quick pickled onions

In a bowl add the warm hot water, vinegar, sugar, salt, cumin and black pepper.

pickling brine in a small glass bowl

Mix well then add in the sliced onion. Let the onion sit and chill for 30 minutes or a couple of hours before using to serve with the chickpea salad sandwich.

sliced red onions being added to a small bowl with brine to make pickles

Take some bread slices, add a layer of lettuce and greens then top with a generous amount of the chickpea salad then top with pickled onions.

curried chickpeas salad being spread on a slice of bread

You can also add in some sliced jalapeno and fresh cilantro on top and serve.

curried chickpea salad and quick pickled onions on a slice of bread

Can I make this sandwich gluten-free?

To make gluten free, serve with gluten-free bread or without the bread and with lettuce leaves or gluten free tacos.

a vegan egg salad sandwich on a wooden chopping board

Storage

Store the chickpea salad and pickled onions separately and assemble the sandwich fresh as needed.

 

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich