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Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich
with carrots

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We love using chickpeas in place of the classic protein in chicken and tuna salad. It works especially well in this curried creamy salad, allowing the flavors to really shine. While we loved serving this weeknight-friendly chilled salad on store-bought croissants, they still feel like something fun on regular sandwich bread.
Smarts: The degree of creaminess in this salad is totally a personal preference, so make a larger batch of creamy curried yogurt sauce and dress the chickpea salad as much or as little as you like. The leftover sauce is great for dipping carrots. 

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich:
  • Almonds, sliced - 2 Tbsp
  • Celery - 1 stalk, thinly sliced
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Currants (opt) - 2 Tbsp (sub golden raisins)
  • Croissants - 4, halved lengthwise (sub sandwich rolls or sandwich bread)
  • Tomatoes, medium (opt) - 1, sliced
  • Lettuce, green leaf - 4 leaves
Curried Yogurt Sauce:
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 3/4 cup
  • Mayonnaise - 3 Tbsp
  • Curry powder, mild - 1 1/2 tsp
Carrots:
  • Baby carrots - 10 oz (sub regular carrots, thinly sliced)

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Prep

  1. Toast almonds - Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add almonds and toast, stirring frequently, until light golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make curried yogurt sauce - Whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, curry powder, and some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Celery - Thinly slice celery. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Make chickpea salad - Chop green onions. Drain and rinse beans. Transfer beans to a mixing bowl and mash with a fork or masher. Add almonds, celery, green onions, and currants (if using). Add curried yogurt sauce until the chickpea salad is as creamy as you’d like it. (Note: You likely will not need to add all of the curried yogurt sauce, so reserve any that remains.) (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  5. Croissants / Tomatoes / Lettuce - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Toast croissants. 

  2. Fill croissants with tomatoes, lettuce, and chickpea salad.

  3. Serve sandwiches with baby carrots on the side. Dip carrots in any curried yogurt sauce that wasn’t used in the chickpea salad. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (57)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (16)

Most Helpful

love the idea of using yogurt instead of all mayo. I added cayenne pepper for some heat and used multi-grain bread.

By: Rachel
Posted: Jun 23, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

45 reviews

So tasty and easy to prep ahead of time!

By: Alyssa
Posted: Jun 21, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The chicken salad was a little weird, but overall pretty good! I wouldn't make it often, but I'd make it again sometime. I used cooked chicken breast, cubed.

By: Elissa
Posted: Sep 13, 2021
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Very light and well balanced flavor!

By: Nichole
Posted: Jul 05, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious! Don’t skip toasting the almonds, it adds a lovely flavor. Used all yogurt and all of the sauce for our sandwiches (I like it creamy). Will make for lunch sandwiches again.

By: Shawn
Posted: Feb 25, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a great, easy recipe for a weeknight. The chicken salad was even better as leftovers

By: Jenna
Posted: Sep 12, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I used eggs instead of chickpeas. Croissants make sandwiches so delicious.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Aug 30, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful