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.
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).
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 🥰.
Why is this Vegan Curried Chickpea Spread good for you?
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.
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 😉?!
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.
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:
- My Best Homemade Hummus is one of the most famous recipes on the blog!!
- This Creamy Kale Salad contains crunchy chickpeas which are simply gorgeous!
- You will never taste the chickpeas in this White Fudge recipe
- These Easy Peasy Flax Seed Crackers contain a healthy dose of chickpea flour
- As do these Korean Style Kimchi Pancakes (Kimchi Jeon)
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!!