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Coronation Chickpea Salad

Coronation Salad was something completely new to me when I moved to the UK. It is traditionally a chickpea, mayo and/or yogurt salad made with curry powder and raisins. Needless to say, I wasn't convinced. But, as I love curry everything, and eat chickpeas like they are going out of style, I've veganised the traditional tea sandwich filling for a hearty, spicy and filling salad! Check out my recipe for Coronation Chickpea Salad!

In this recipe, feel free to use whatever yogurt or alternative you have on hand. I love coconut yogurt, as it pairs perfectly with the chickpea and curry flavour. But if you are a dairy eater, go ahead and try it with greek yogurt, Skyr, or Quark for an extra bit of protein!

Coronation salad is a staple in a typical afternoon tea sandwich , but this is not your typical salad. And I am not your typical afternoon tea eater. If you know me at all, you know I'm not a sandwich lover. In fact, I can't stand them. I try my best to avoid them. It's not that I don't want the bread - no sir, that's not the case at all! It's that I hate that the filling is trapped inside. I am crazy, I am well aware. I'm one to eat two slices of bread on the side of a pile of fillings instead of having them smushed in between two breads, dying to get out. But, I do reckon that this would make a killer sandwich or wrap (if that's your thing), and I enjoyed it thoroughly in a little lettuce wrap - with bread on the side.

Looking for more chickpea recipes? Check out my recipe for Rye & Chickpea Salad with Miso Dressing

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Coronation Chickpea Salad

Total time: 5 minutes


  • ¼ cup quark, greek yogurt, or coconut yogurt (60ml)

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • Zest of 1 lime

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon curry paste

  • ¼ tsp ground coriander

  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

  • 1, 400g can chickpeas, drained

  • 2 tbsp spring onions, chopped

  • 2 tbsp pistachios, chopped

  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes

  • 1 mandarain orange, peeled and chopped


  1. Combine yogurt, olive oil, lime juice & zest, curry powder, curry paste, coriander, and garlic powder in a bowl.

  2. In another bowl, add chickpeas, spring onion, pistachios, coconut flakes, and orange pieces.

  3. Pour dressing over chickpea mixture, stirring to combine.

  4. Enjoy in sandwiches, wraps, or lettuce wraps!

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