This vegan curried chickpea salad is not your average salad! It’s loaded with crunchy veggies, creamy tahini, fresh cilantro and a little sweetness from red grapes. This makes for a super easy and budget friendly meal option.
vegan curried chickpea salad
2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinse
2 large carrots, diced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 head of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 cups red grapes, quartered (golden raisins work great too)
1/2 cup tahini
Juice of 1 large lemon
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1 large clove garlic, minced
1-2 shakes of cayenne pepper (omit if you don’t like spice)
1 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup
Water to thin out to desired consistency (I used about 1/3 cup)
A generous pinch of salt & pepper to taste
Mix together salad ingredients in a large bowl.
Whisk together dressing ingredients and add more liquid as needed.
Mix everything together well. Serve with crackers, over greens or eat alone!
You can easily use chicken or tuna if you prefer over chickpeas
If you don’t like tahini, you can use great yogurt for a non-vegan version