If you love chicken, tuna and egg salads but are vegan or want to squeeze more plant protein in your life, you’ll love these easy, meal prep friendly curried chickpea salad, served on toasted bread with greens, carrots and avocado.
Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwiches with Avocado
Chickpeas are commonly stirred into all types of curries, so why not make them into a curried salad? Chickpeas are hearty and starchy, so they work well as a protein substitute here in this curried salad.
The chickpeas are smashed and stirred together with tahini, curry powder, water, lime juice, salt and pepper for the base. We add in diced celery for a crunchy, refreshing kick to balance out the robust curry flavors. The key to making the curried chickpea salad perfect? Don’t mash all of the beans – do about 80& mashed, 20% lightly mashed. The consistency is chunky and amazing!
We topped this sandwich simply with avocado for more healthy fats, crunchy carrots and earthy greens. I love using Dave’s Killer Bread (the seeded variety is great!) to bring the sandwich altogether, but use your favorite bread. Or, you can serve this in lettuce cups or serve it over a bed of greens with a simple vinaigrette.
This curried salad can last for up to 3 days well in the refrigerator, so meal prep away! You’re going to love this new way of enjoying mayo-y salads, minus the mayo and minus the meat!