Curried Chickpea Salad

I have to give my husband credit for discovering this delectable salad.

About two years ago, he was in Calgary on business and bought a small chickpea salad at a little  grocery store.  After the first bite, he knew that this was a salad I would absolutely love.  He wrote down the ingredients on a napkin and, once home, he created the same dish.  In our home, this salad is now known as “Dad’s Salad”.

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This past year, “Dad’s Salad” has been veganized.  Honey has been exchanged for agave syrup, as well as mayonnaise for Vegenaise.  The outcome is one heck-of-a-good-salad!!  Try just having one helping.

CURRIED CHICKPEA SALAD

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons Vegenaise (a gluten-free, vegan, non GMO dressing and sandwich spread)
  • 1 1/2 heaping tablespoons curry powder (for our family, we add 2 tablespoons because we love curry!)
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl and let stand.

Vegetables:

  • 2 cups broccoli florets, raw, blanched or lightly steamed (broccoli needs to be firm)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 398 mL can of chickpeas (chose Eden to avoid BPAs in lining of can)

Add ingredients to large bowl with dressing.  Mix together.

This salad is a great one for potlucks! My husband has made this for numerous family functions and get-togethers with friends.  It has been a hit with both children and adults.

It’s also wonderful as a midnight snack!  So I have been told. 😉

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