Chopped Thai-Impressed Chickpea Salad | Bold Kitchen

When Abra and I used to work in individual collectively day by day we might normally make big chopped salads for lunch. They have been actually one in all our favourite issues to make as a result of they’re straightforward to throw collectively and such a good way to get your veggies in.

Plus, who doesn’t love a superb selfmade dressing?

This chopped Thai-inspired chickpea salad takes about quarter-hour to make and entails a lip-smacking good peanut butter dressing that’s infused with curry and turmeric. It’s earthy, nutty, and makes me wanna do a backflip proper into the bowl. Prepared for some lunch magic? Good.

chopped Thai-inspired chickpea salad in a bowl

Elements on this Thai-inspired chickpea salad

I imply, look how attractive all of these colours are! We’re chopping up tons of recent veggies and tossing them along with protein-packed chickpeas and an addicting curry peanut dressing. Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • Produce: this salad has crimson bell pepper, shredded carrot, crimson cabbage, jalapeño, inexperienced onion, and recent cilantro.
  • Chickpeas: get tons of scrumptious protein and fiber from a can of chickpeas!
  • For the dressing: this creamy curry peanut dressing is made with peanut butter, recent ginger, garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, yellow curry powder, turmeric, and cayenne pepper for a kick of warmth.
  • To garnish: I wish to prime the salad with additional chopped cilantro, inexperienced onion, and cashews or peanuts.

thai chickpea salad in a bowl

Customise this salad

This straightforward Thai-inspired chickpea salad is nice for mixing and matching along with your fav salad substances. Right here’s what I can suggest:

  • Select your veggies: be at liberty to make use of no matter you may have available! Finely chopped broccoli, brussels sprouts, or greens like leafy kale could be nice.
  • Attempt a brand new dressing: the curry peanut dressing is totally scrumptious, however this salad would even be good with this Sesame Ginger Dressing.
  • Extra methods to get pleasure from: attempt wrapping this salad up in a big tortilla to get pleasure from it as a wrap, or add cooked ramen or rice noodles for fantastic texture!

pouring dressing into a thai chickpea salad

Extra methods so as to add protein

In case you’re feeling such as you need this salad to be extra filling and hearty, listed below are just a few choices I counsel including:

thai chickpea salad in a bowl

The right meal prep salad

I really like throwing it in a mason jar for a lunch on the go, or packing as a journey meal when on days you need to the airport and don’t wish to eat these nasty soggy sandwiches lined in plastic and filled with some funky lookin’ deli meat (been there earlier than). Be happy to cut your veggies 1-2 days forward of time, and make & retailer the dressing within the fridge so you possibly can simply throw the salad collectively!

vegan thai chickpea salad in a bowl

Storing suggestions

Retailer any leftover salad in an airtight container within the fridge for as much as 4-5 days. The veggies will maintain up properly and marinate within the dressing over time!

thai-inspired chickpea salad in three bowls

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Chopped Thai-Impressed Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing

thai chickpea salad in a bowl

Stunning vegan chopped Thai-inspired chickpea salad with a rainbow of veggies and a brilliant flavorful curry peanut dressing. Nourishing, straightforward to make, and a good way to get your veggies in!


  • For the salad:
  • 1
    crimson bell pepper, diced
  • 1
    shredded carrots (from the bag)
  • 1/2
    small head of crimson cabbage, chopped (about 2-3cups shredded cabbage)
  • 1
    (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2
    cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4
    finely chopped inexperienced onion
  • 1
    jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • For the curry peanut butter dressing:
  • 1/4
    peanut butter
  • 1
    freshly grated ginger
  • 1
    garlic, minced
  • 1
    lime juice or or rice vinegar
  • 2
    low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1-2
    yellow curry powder
  • ¼
    crimson cayenne pepper
  • ¼
    floor turmeric
  • 3-4
    heat water, to skinny dressing
  • Salt and freshly floor black pepper, to style
  • To garnish:
  • Additional cilantro
  • Sliced inexperienced onion
  • 1/4
    roasted cashews or peanuts


  1. In a big bowl, add crimson bell pepper, carrot, cabbage, chickpeas, cilantro, inexperienced onion and jalapeño. Pour dressing over veggies and toss till well-combined.

  2. In a small bowl, combine collectively the dressing substances: peanut butter, ginger, garlic, lime juice or vinegar, soy sauce or coconut aminos, curry powder, cayenne pepper, and turmeric. Combine to mix. Add water to skinny to make a dressing like consistency that’s simply pourable. Style and add salt and pepper, as crucial.

  3. Pour over salad and blend effectively to mix. Garnish with roasted cashews and cilantro. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

See the total put up for suggestions, tips, and methods to customise this salad!


Servings: 4 servings

Serving measurement: 1 serving

Energy: 265kcal

Fats: 9.5g

Saturated fats: 1.8g

Carbohydrates: 37.8g

Fiber: 8.3g

Sugar: 4.1g

Protein: 10.1g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Bold Kitchen | Pictures by: Eat Love Eats

This put up was initially printed on August sixteenth, 2018, and republished on Could seventh, 2023.