Curried Chickpea Salad Recipe

Servings: 3 servings

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins


For quick-pickled onion (optional):

    • ¼ large red onion, sliced thinly
  • a few tablespoons rice vinegar

For chickpea salad:

    • ½ cup golden raisins – Also try currants, cranberries, or regular Thompson seedless raisins.
    • ½ cup Oil-Free Vegan Aquafaba Mayo – Or ⅓ cup other vegan mayo.
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 2 to 3 teaspoons curry powder – Start with lesser amount then adjust to taste.
    • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
    •  teaspoon fine sea salt, to taste
    • 1 ¾ cups cooked chickpeas – Or 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas; the aquafaba liquid can be used to make the oil-free mayo linked above.
    • half of a large yellow or red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • black pepper


    • Place sliced onion in a shallow bowl and cover with rice vinegar. Set aside.
    • To soften and plump the raisins, place in a bowl and cover with water. Set aside.
    • In a mixing bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, maple syrup, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons curry powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Taste, and add more curry powder, if desired (remember, it will taste more subdued once the chickpeas and veggies are added).
  • Drain the raisins and add them to the bowl along with the chickpeas, pepper, and carrot. Stir to combine and distribute the dressing. Use a fork to mash some of the chickpeas (as many as you like). Taste again, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Drain the onion. Serve as a garnish, or dice it and fold into the chickpea salad.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.


Store leftover chickpea salad in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Freezing not recommended.

Estimated Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 11gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 550mgFiber: 9gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 3516IUVitamin C: 64mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 3mg