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Vegan Coronation "Chicken" Salad

This protein-packed chickpea salad offers bright flavors, with a nice balance of sweet and savory.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine British, vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings


  • Food processor (see notes)


  • 2 15-oz cans chickpeas drained
  • 6 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise can substitute traditional mayo
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flaked almonds optional
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins can substitute traditional raisins


  • Pour chickpeas into food processor and top with vegan mayonnaise, curry powder, turmeric, tomato paste, and apricot preserves. Pulse 3-4 times, until the mixture has achieved your desired texture.
  • Transfer the chickpea mixture to a mixing bowl and stir in almonds, raisins, and green onion. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Serve cold, on a sandwich, in a wrap, or on its own.


If you don't have access to a food processor, you can use a blender to combine the ingredients. You could also use a pastry cutter or fork and a bit of arm strength to mash the chickpeas by hand.
Keyword curry, gluten free, high protein, salad, vegan, vegetarian