Asian Chickpea Salad & Curry Chickpea

by Sasha on April 11, 2011

On any given day I am making a whole lot of food. Raw food and cooked food. My family is very willing to eat raw foods, but they don’t eat as much as me. They try a lot of the things that I make, but they still have a vegan style meal a lot of the time. Their food is healthy and contains some of the best ingredient, so I thought that I would share a typical night for us. I make my raw meal and their cooked meal often by using the same theme.

I made myself this chickpeas dish which is not all raw, but still very good.


Salad Ingredients
Chickpeas
1/8 Cup Dulse
1/4 Cup Scallions
1/2 Cup Celery
Few Raisins (yes this is a weird idea with the dulse but it worked well)

Dressing
miso
apple cider vinegar
olive and algae oil
salt (this will depend on what type of seaweed you use-you made not need any)


For mine I scooped some onto some mixed greens and added a few sprouts. My daughter actually really liked this and took it to school for her lunch the next day.

Then….

I made a Curry Chickpea dish for my husband. This is a really tasty vegan dish that you can make for your family. It is so quick that I can make it in about 30 minutes and it is healthy for you. There is barely any oil, and the oil we use is good for you.

You will need:
Chickpeas (soaked and boiled or or canned)
I tbs curry powder
I medium sized onion
1tbs coconut oil ( Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil by Nutiva)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bay leaf & 1 sprig of thyme
1/4-1/2 Cup shredded cabbage
1 carrot slice or shredded
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk (Organic)
1/2 cup water
hot pepper to your liking ( I used about 1/4 green chili)
pinch of Himalayan salt or sea salt

Heat the coconut oil and lightly saute the curry, onion, bay leaf, thyme and garlic. Add in chickpeas, carrot, cabbage and stir to get all veggies coated with the curry powder. Add your water and coconut milk. Allow to come to a slight boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes. Add hot pepper, salt and pepper to your liking. If it is too thick add water, if it is too runny mash a couple of the chick peas and the curry will get thicker. Enjoy.

I like it when the vegetables are just slightly cooked and still crunchy. I have made this many ways and you can change the vegetables that you use. You can use kale or spinach and add it to the mixture just before serving.


You can serve this over steamed brown rice. Or even quinoa or millet. This is so quick that it a great meal to have in your recipe file. There is usually lots left over for lunch.

Now my favourite part. Use the left over coconut milk for a treat for all of your hard work in the kitchen. I use mine in my Matcha Green Tea.

I hope you ENJOY!. Does you family require different meals? How do you incorporate new foods into your family meals? I would love to hear from you on what works for your family.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa April 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

This looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe. These are some of my fave ingredients, and I'm always looking for new ways to use seaweed 🙂

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Sandra April 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Wonderful delicious salad! I love all the ingredients that you used!!!

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Heather April 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I love chickpeas! both of these recipes sound yummy, I'm going to bookmark them. Thanks for sharing.

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Lacia April 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm

We had curried chickpeas yesterday as well. I love curry anything!

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Stefanie April 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

This looks SO good!! 🙂

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HiHoRosie April 11, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I love chickpeas! Your dishes look so good! Thanks for sharing. Now thinking if i've got everything at home to make one of these. 🙂

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Sasha April 11, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments. I love using chickpeas. You could use sprouted chickpeas for the salad to make it all raw…I just ran out of time.

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kelli April 12, 2011 at 9:46 pm

mmm, that looks delicious. i need to use curry more!

it's just me and john here and he eats pretty much everything i eat, unless it contains raw onions. then he'll have something easy, like cereal.=)

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Sasha April 13, 2011 at 1:28 am

Funny Kelli, my daughter was just picking out onions from her food this evening. 🙂 Glad to see everyone is loving chickpeas.

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Erin April 13, 2011 at 11:44 am

At this point my husband will eat almost anything I make. I'm curious to learn more about the algae oil! Where can I get it from? http://www.thehealthyapron.com

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mcampbell3 April 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Those meals looked awesome! I hope you are bringing me some leftovers

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Sasha April 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Michelle what are leftovers? We need to make a big enough batch to last for a couple of days.

Erin you can find algae oil by Udo's oil at this link
http://udoerasmus.com/products/oil_blend_DHA_en.htm

There are a lot more out there, this is just one example that you can find in most health food stores.

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