Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad: A Simple and Delicious

Embark on a journey of vibrant flavors with our Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad. This delightful medley of crisp broccoli, hearty chickpeas, and an aromatic curry dressing is a symphony of tastes and textures. Discover a salad that’s not just a side but a star on your table.


This recipe was born out of a desire for a hearty yet refreshing salad that doesn’t compromise on flavor. Our family fell in love with the combination of robust chickpeas and crisp broccoli, elevated by a curry-infused dressing that adds an exotic touch to every bite.

Why You’ll Love Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad:

  1. Plant-Powered Goodness: Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients, this salad is a wholesome, plant-based delight.
  2. Curry Infusion: Experience the warmth and depth of flavor from our special curry dressing, perfectly complementing the freshness of the veggies.
  3. Crunchy and Creamy: Revel in the satisfying contrast of crunchy broccoli and creamy chickpeas, creating a textural wonderland.


Ingredients Notes For Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad:

  1. Chickpeas: Opt for canned chickpeas or cook them from scratch—whichever suits your preference.
  2. Broccoli Florets: Choose fresh, crisp broccoli for the best texture and flavor.
  3. Curry Dressing Ingredients: Our curry dressing features a blend of curry powder, tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, and a hint of garlic for that perfect balance.


Recipe Steps:

  1. Prepare Chickpeas: If using canned chickpeas, drain and rinse them thoroughly. For cooked chickpeas, ensure they are cooled.
  2. Blanch Broccoli: Briefly blanch broccoli florets in boiling water for a vibrant green color and a tender-crisp texture. Immediately transfer them to an ice bath to stop cooking.
  3. Mix Curry Dressing: Whisk together curry powder, tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, and minced garlic to create a luscious curry dressing.
  4. Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine chickpeas, blanched broccoli, and the curry dressing. Gently toss until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Chill and Serve: Allow the salad to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. Serve chilled and enjoy the symphony of flavors.


Storage Options:

This salad stores well in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Keep it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.


Variations & Substitutions:

Feel free to add diced red onions, raisins, or slivered almonds for extra texture and flavor. Experiment with different curry powder blends to tailor the spice level to your liking.

Elevate your salad game with the Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad—a culinary masterpiece that marries healthfulness with an explosion of flavors.


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Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad: A Simple and Delicious



For the Almond Cake:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup finely ground almonds

For the Almond Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Sliced almonds for garnish (optional)


Almond Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together softened unsalted butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in almond extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture, alternating with sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in finely ground almonds until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Almond Glaze:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, almond milk, and almond extract until smooth.
  2. Once the cake has cooled, drizzle the almond glaze over the top.
  3. Optionally, garnish with sliced almonds for added texture and visual appeal.

Final Steps:

  1. Allow the Almond Cake to set with the glaze for about 15 minutes before slicing.
  2. Slice into squares or rectangles and serve, savoring the delightful almond flavor and moist texture of this elegant cake.
  • Author: Maria

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