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Coronation Chickpea Salad is served in a black shallow bowl with a set of black cutlery.

Coronation Chickpea Salad

We took an all-time favourite British classic – a Coronation Chicken Sandwich - and made it into a vegetarian salad featuring the humble chickpeas! Is there enough flavour in this salad, you ask? With the creamy curried chickpea filling, bursting with flavours of cumin, lime, sweet sultanas and a hint of chilli heat and warm boiled potatoes on crunchy leaves, there's enough flavour and texture to impress even the harshest critics! Our Coronation Chickpea Salad is a wonderful quick lunch option whether you're eating at home or in the office.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine British, Vegetarian
Servings 2 portions
Calories 547 kcal


  • 300 g baby potatoes larger ones cut in half
  • 1 tbsp odourless oil
  • 400 g tin of chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp curry powder we used medium
  • 1/2 red or green chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 30 g sultanas
  • 1 lime juice only
  • 80 g mayonnaise
  • 20 g mango chutney
  • 10 g coriander finely chopped, including stalks
  • 120 g cucumber about half of a long cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 120 g iceberg lettuce torn into pieces
  • 15 g flaked almonds toasted


  • Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. They normally take about 18-20 minutes.
  • Heat a large pan with a tbsp of oil and curry powder, add the drained and rinsed chickpeas and cook stirring continuously for 3 minutes, until all chickpeas are well coated and warmed through.
  • In a large bowl, mix the mayo with mango chutney, juice of ½ of lime, sultanas, chilli and coriander. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Add the chickpeas, scraping the pan to get all the curry powder into the dressing too. Mix well.
  • In a large bowl, add the shredded lettuce and cucumber. Toss with a tbsp of lime juice (use the remaining 1/2 a lime) , a tbsp of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Divide the salad between two bowls. Top with boiled potatoes and creamy coronation chickpeas! Scatter some toasted flaked almonds on top!


Calories: 547kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 14gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 673mgPotassium: 1359mgFiber: 14gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 871IUVitamin C: 78mgCalcium: 147mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Chickpea Salad, Coronation Chickpea Salad, Coronation Salad, Curried Chickpea Salad, Vegetarian Chickpea Salad
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