Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread on a bread on a dark plate photographed from above
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Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread

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You guys! I am obsessed with this Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread 😍. This little gem is so versatile and delicious. We have had it in wraps, on bread, as a side, or as part of a mixed bowl or salad. It is delicious, tangy, and also something a bit different from the usual spreads you tend to have on any of the above-mentioned.

Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread on a dark plate with chopped chives and tomatoes visible in the background

Why did I create this recipe? I wanted to come up with something that is portable and can easily be carried elsewhere. With a lot of people traveling a bit more at the moment, going back to school or the office – this seemed like the perfect opportunity to “spice” (or curry 😉) things up a bit. Plus, chickpeas are filled with plant-based protein and fiber. This means it will keep you full for longer and allows you to power through your afternoon (or morning).

Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread on a slice of bread photographed on a dark plate

This recipe sincerely is as easy as they come by. You simply mix all of the sauce ingredients and then add them to the chickpeas. If you are going extra fancy, you can smash the chickpeas a little bit. Finely cut the chives and add and voila – you have yourself this Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread 🥰.

Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread on a dark plate with chopped chives and tomatoes visible in the background

Why is this Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread good for you?

Chickpeas

There are so many amazing health benefits of Chickpeas!! First off, they are super high in manganese, folate, copper, iron, and zinc. As I already mentioned above, Chickpeas are also high in dietary fiber. Most of the fiber in chickpeas is insoluble. The bacteria in our gut can break down the insoluble fiber and turn it into short-chain fatty acids. This, in turn, can be used by our cells for energy. In addition, the combination of both fiber and protein means that food passes at an optimal rate through our digestive tract.

Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread photographed up close

Why is that important? Because if food is neither too quickly nor slowly being digested, it helps to regulate our blood sugar levels and keeps them stable. This is what we should aim for! Stable blood sugar levels mean less havoc on our internal hormones to help put us “back into gear”. We should also feel the effect through more energy, less sleepiness, and a general feeling of alertness. I also need to bang on about Chickpea’s health benefits in the cardiovascular department. When consumed regularly, Chickpeas have been shown to lower your “bad” cholesterol levels, total cholesterol levels, and triglycerides. Chickpeas also have a unique antioxidant profile. These antioxidants are particularly good for our blood vessel walls and blood itself. Not too bad for a small, mighty legume – am I right 😉?!

Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread photographed up close

How can I adjust these Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread to my dietary requirements?

This recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free. Due to Chickpeas being a legume, it is, sadly, not suitable for the paleo lifestyle.

Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread on a dark plate with chopped chives and tomatoes visible in the background, photographed from a three-quarter angle

Other Recipes with Chickpeas on the Blog

If you have fallen in love with the taste of Chickpeas and/or their health benefits, why not try one of the recipes below:

And there you have it for this week 🤗. I hope you enjoy this slightly different idea of a recipe and try it out shortly 🥰!! As always, do let me know how you like the recipe. You can either comment below and/or rate the recipe!! Happy Sandwich time!!

Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Ann Robejsek Course: Sides, dipsCuisine: Middle Eastern inspiredDifficulty: Super easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes

Delicious, easy, and something slightly different. This awesome Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread is perfect in your wrap or sandwich!

Ingredients

  • For the sauce
  • 2 tbsp tahini

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp curry powder

  • For the spread
  • 1 can chickpeas (ca. 220 gr.)

  • Chopped chives

How to

  • For the sauce
  • Mix all of the sauce ingredients until creamy
  • For the spread
  • Wash the chickpeas and add to a bowl. Add the sauce and mix well. If you want to, you can gently “smash” the chickpeas a bit. Lastly, add some chopped chives to your hearts desire and enjoy on your favorite (gluten-free) bread, tortilla, or as a side to a salad.

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