Curried Chickpea Salad

July 6, 2011 | Filed Under Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans), Salad 


Hi everyone: 

It’s terrific to be able to blog once more.  Thanks again to Klaus for fixing the technical problem on my blog.  And thanks to all the readers who kept returning to my blog and your comments below.

Here’s a very simple and tasty chickpea salad recipe that I came across the other day.  I had all the ingredients readily available and didn’t have to worry about doing some extra grocery shopping.  Not only is the salad easy to put together, it’s flavorsome.  The best part of the salad, to me, was the curry powder ingredient.  It brought the taste of the other ingredients in the salad together.  Oh, so delicious!  I ate the salad with pita bread but I could have eaten it alone, with no bread to distract me.  Perhaps, I’ll do that next time.  This is a perfect salad for a hot summer day.




Curried Chickpea Salad

from Let’s Dish


1 (15.5 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

In  a medium size mixing bowl combine chickpeas, garlic, curry powder, celery, onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste.

Let’s Dish [note:]
I’m always on the look-out for healthy, protein packed lunches, and this chickpea salad fits the bill. It’s also great as a pita filling, or even between some slices of whole grain toast (you may want to mash it up a bit first).  If you don’t care for curry, you can leave that out, and dill is great in place of the cilantro.



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14 Responses to “Curried Chickpea Salad”

  1. A delicious salad! I am a big chickpea lover, so your dish makes me hungry. Perfect when served in pita bread.



  2. You’re back!!! So awesome!!!

  3. this looks perfect for summer!

  4. A festive salad to celebrate a festive come back :)

  5. So glad you’re back in business, and this salad is a complete winner (at least for me, avid fan of chickpeas and every other single ingredient!)

  6. Hi Paz!! How wonderful to see you back! I am a huge fan of chickpeas and this salad is perfect for summer. I’m saving it to bring to a Beach Night. Thanks!! xoxo

  7. Paz, When I went grocery shopping yesterday evening I realized I had forgotten my list at home, which had the ingredients for this salad on it. I got garbanzo beans instead of chickpeas, and I didn’t have any cilantro or lemon juice, either. Forgot about the curry powder, tho I do have that in my pantry. Anyway. Bottom line is that it still tasted pretty darn good! And you’re right. This is a great summer dish.

  8. Hey Paz, good to see you back blogging! Saw your NY photo too! Cheers!

  9. Hon, I completely forgot that you are located in NY… I only saw your comment after I left NY, otherwise I would have loved to meet up. Never mind, the next time I am in NY, I will be sure to let you know.

  10. Hi Rosa, it was definitely perfect with the pita bread.

    Hi Mari!!!

    Hi Kat: Yes, perfect for summer days.

    Thanks, Simona!

    Thanks, Kalyn! And yes, this recipe is a sure winner. 😉

    Hi Christine: Thanks! Oh! I think they’ll love it for ‘Beach Night’. For sure!

    Hi Mari: I believe that garbanzo is the same as chickpea. I’m glad your salad came out, even though you didn’t have all the ingredients. I actually tried the recipe with kidney beans the other day because that’s all I had and it tasted pretty good, still. Yum! Thanks for letting me know everything worked out well.

    Thank you, dear Sra!

    Hi Cynthia: I hope you had a nice time in the city. 😉

    Thanks, everyone!

    Paz xoxox

  11. It’s been a while since the last visit to your blog. You’re back with some good food. Chickpeas are so good. They’re a fave on salads and as their own salad base of course. This would be good with a little yogurt in there too.

  12. Hi Chrystal: Nice to see you here! Ohhh! I’ll have to include yogurt with his chickpea meal, next time. Love it! 😉


  13. i love chickpeas!! and in summer a light lunch is the best!! thank you for sharing

  14. Hi Bonnie: Yes, I love chickpeas, too, and I love even more with this recipe. 😉

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