Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mashed Curried Chickpea Salad with Raisins and Almonds

I had a rare few days off from work this past week, a stay-cation of sorts. I'm the kind of person who has a hard time sitting still, but since this is the only time off I'm allowed this summer from work because of our project schedule, I made a conscious decision to give myself a break (for once) and relax. An important element of treating myself during my time off is food. I treated myself plenty to indulgent food (perhaps too much), but I also just relished having the time to leisurely prepare healthy lunches right before it was time to eat. I didn't have any intentions of coming up with new recipes during my time off, but I was struck with inspiration to make mashed chickpea salad wraps and I can't deny my culinary muses. I'm not sure what planted the inkling of this idea since I haven't been searching for recipes anything similar, but I certainly am pleased with what my subconscious created. Chickpeas eagerly soak up flavors, and here they are paired with their frequent cohort, curry, elevated by a rich almond crunch and sweet raisin bite. As with many of my more healthy creations I made this just for one, but it could easily be scaled up to feed a crowd for a picnic or provide for days of work lunches.

Mashed Curried Chickpea Salad with Raisins and Almonds
serves 1

1/2 cup cooked chickpeas, coarsely mashed
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped raisins
1 tablespoon chopped almonds
2 tablespoons regular or Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
Whole grain tortilla, bread, pita, or crackers for serving (optional)
Lettuce, greens, or alfalfa sprouts, for serving (optional)

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and stir well to combine. Place lettuce on tortilla (or other bread of choice) and top with chickpea mixture. Roll up tortilla, cut in half, and serve.


  1. This looks so good. I love your blog. I am going to add it to my faves since the join button isn't working for me right now.

    Reading your posts is making me hungry.

  2. Thank you so much! Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love sharing it with people.