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Chopped Thai-Inspired Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing

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When Abra and I worked together every day, we would often make a giant chopped salad for lunch. They were honestly one of our favorite things to make because they’re easy to toss together and such a nice way to put veggies in.

Plus, who doesn’t love a delicious homemade dressing?

this chopped Thai chickpea salad It takes about 15 minutes to make and includes a good curry and turmeric-infused lip-smacking peanut butter dressing. falcon? good.

Thai chickpea salad ingredients

I mean, look how gorgeous all these colors are. An array of fresh vegetables are chopped and tossed with protein-rich chickpeas and an addictive curried peanut dressing. Here’s what you need:

  • production: This salad has red bell peppers, chopped carrots, red cabbage, jalapeños, scallions and fresh coriander.
  • Chickpea: Get plenty of delicious protein and dietary fiber in one can Chickpea!
  • For dressing: This creamy curry peanut dressing is peanut butterginger, garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, yellow curry powder, turmericand cayenne pepper for a kick of heat.
  • Garnish with: I like to top my salad with extra cilantro, scallions and spring onions. cashew nuts Or peanuts.

Customize this salad

This easy Thai chickpea salad is perfect for mixing and matching with your favorite salad ingredients. Here’s what I can recommend:

  • Choose your vegetables: Feel free to use what you have! Greens like shredded broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or leafy kale would be great.
  • Try new dressings: Curry peanut dressing is also delicious, but this salad goes perfectly with sesame ginger dressing.
  • Other ways to enjoy: Enjoy this salad as a wrap by wrapping it in a large tortilla, or add pre-cooked ramen or rice vermicelli to enjoy the texture!

Other Ways to Add Protein

Here are some options that we recommend adding if you want this salad to be more hearty.

perfect meal prep salad

A nasty soggy sandwich covered in plastic and packed with funky-looking fillings that I love to throw in a mason jar for lunch on the go or as a travel meal on the day I have to go to the airport. I don’t want to eat deli meat (I’ve been there before). Vegetables he chops a day or two in advance, makes a dressing and keeps it in the refrigerator so that it can be easily eaten with a salad.

storage tips

save leftover salad airtight container Up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator. The veggies hold up well and marinate in the dressing over time!


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Chopped Thai Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing

Thai chickpea salad in a bowl

A beautiful vegan chopped Thai chickpea salad with rainbow vegetables and a very flavorful curried peanut dressing. Nutritious, easy to make, and a great way to get your veggies in!


  • For salad:
  • 1
    diced red bell pepper
  • 1
    Shredded carrots (in the bag)
  • 1/2
    A small head of chopped red cabbage (about 2-3 cups of shredded cabbage)
  • 1
    (15 oz) can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2
    coriander, finely chopped
  • 1/4
    finely chopped green onion
  • 1
    jalapeno, deseeded and diced
  • For Curry Peanut Butter Dressing:
  • 1/4
    peanut butter
  • 1
    grated ginger
  • 1
    minced garlic
  • 1
    lime juice or rice vinegar
  • 2
    low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1-2
    tea spoon
    yellow curry powder
  • ¼
    tea spoon
    red pepper
  • ¼
    tea spoon
    turmeric powder
  • 3-4
    lukewarm water, light dressing
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Garnish with:
  • extra coriander
  • Chopped green onion
  • 1/4
    roasted cashews or peanuts


  1. In a large bowl, combine red bell pepper, carrot, cabbage, chickpeas, cilantro, green onion, and jalapeño. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and mix well.

  2. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients: peanut butter, ginger, garlic, lime juice or vinegar, soy sauce or coconut aminos, curry powder, cayenne pepper, and turmeric. mix. Add water to thin it out and give it an easy-to-pour, dressing-like consistency. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

  3. Pour over the salad and mix well to combine. Garnish with roasted cashews and coriander. 4 servings.

recipe notebook

Check out the full post for tips, tricks, and ways to customize this salad.


Serving: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 serving

calorie: 265kcal

obesity: 9.5g

saturated fat: 1.8g

carbohydrates: 37.8g

fiber: 8.3g

sugar: 4.1g

protein: 10.1g

Recipe: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photographer: eat sweets

This post was first published on August 16, 2018 and republished on May 7, 2023.

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