Curry Chickpea Layered Salad

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Elevate your salad game with the Curry Chickpea Layered Salad! A medley of vibrant veggies and marinated chickpeas, all dressed in a zesty curry-infused dressing.

This Curry Chickpea Layered Salad is total a burst of color and flavor at your dinner table!

Craving a wholesome dish that’s as visually striking as it is delicious? Say hello to the Curry Chickpea Layered Salad – an enchanting symphony of textures and tastes that will take your taste buds on an adventure! If you are familiar with my previous layered salad the Rainbow Quinoa Layered Salad then you are going to LOVE this one!

a beautifully colored layered curry chickpea salad in a white bowl

Bringing a touch of Indian-inspired flair to your table, this salad is a celebration of flavors and colors that beautifully complement each other. While it might not be traditional Indian cuisine, it carries the essence of those aromatic spices and blends them into a refreshing salad.

The Curry Dressing 

Is the absolute star of this salad! Take a moment and imagine the brightness of lemon juice and rice vinegar harmonizing with the earthiness of curry powder and an array of spices. With a base of roasted tahini and a dash of maple syrup for balance, this dressing bridges the gap between vibrancy and depth.

jackie akerberg of jackfruitful kitchen in a kitchen with a clear canister filled with colorful beautiful layers of salad ingredients for her viral layered curry chickpea salad
a clear canister filled with colorful beautiful layers of salad ingredients for her viral layered curry chickpea salad

Chickpeas that are an explosion of favor have a secret!

The magic happens as chickpeas mingle with the curry dressing and marinade to perfection. They soak up the zesty flavors, becoming tender little bites of goodness.

Tell me more about this layering masterpiece Crafting this colorful layered salad is a breeze. Begin with the dressing, letting its inviting aroma grace the base of your canister. Then, layer in the ingredients one by one, starting with chickpeas and onions. This allows them to marinate and infuse every bite with the delightful curry essence.

How to Serve this Curry Chickpea Layered Salad 

When it’s time to serve, a simple flip of the canister transforms the layers into a vibrant work of art. The contrast of textures and flavors – from the tender chickpeas to the crunchy veggies – creates a symphony that will dazzle your palate.

For the best flavor experience, allow the salad to rest for 24-48 hours. This gives the chickpeas ample time to absorb the dressing’s rich flavors. Whether you’re planning a gathering or just looking to indulge yourself, this salad has you covered.

What you will need for this delicious layered delight


  • roasted tahini
  • lemons
  • curry powder
  • maple syrup
  • plain unsweetened vegan yogurt
  • Dijon mustard
  • coconut aminos
  • rice vinegar
  • salt and pepper



  • chickpeas
  • red onion
  • stalks of celery
  • carrots
  • red cabbage
  • red pepper
  • golden raisins
  • sliced almonds
  • fresh dill

If you’re ready to try this Layered Salad wait no longer! Grab these ingredients and get layering.

Need a Canister? Here is a link to purchase the SAME one I used!  link is here

Dive into the world of flavors, textures, and creativity with the Curry Chickpea Layered Salad. Get creative and make yourself a layered salad ASAP. I promise it is as fun as it is beautiful and delicious. Might I also suggest making smaller portions and meal prepping? Just a thought 🙂

Happy cooking friends!

Jackie Akerberg

Author of the Clean Vegan Cookbook, Food Blogger and Recipe Developer from Des Moines, Iowa. 

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a clear canister filled with colorful beautiful layers of salad ingredients for her viral layered curry chickpea salad

Curry Chickpea Layered Salad

Elevate your salad game with the Curry Chickpea Layered Salad! A medley of vibrant veggies and marinated chickpeas, all dressed in a zesty curry-infused dressing.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Indian Fusion
Servings 8



Curry Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp roasted tahini
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • tbsp curry powder
  • tbsp maple syrup
  • cup plain unsweetened vegan yogurt
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 14oz cans chickpeas drained
  • ½ red onion finely chopped
  • 5 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 3 carrots shredded
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • ¾ cup golden raisins
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup fresh dill finely chopped


  • Add the ingredients for the dressing to a jar and whisk with a fork to combine. Season to taste, adjusting to your preference with additional lemon juice, salt, pepper, or maple syrup if desired.
  • Carefully pour the dressing into the bottom of the canister.
  • Layer all of the ingredients in the canister in the order listed, starting with the chickpeas and onions so they can marinate.


This salad is best prepared 24-48 hours ahead of time so the chickpeas can soak up lots of vibrant flavor from the dressing.
Once you’re ready to serve, flip the canister upside down over a bowl and it dresses itself!

Order your own canister here

Keyword 30 minute meals, chickpea curry, layered salad, no bake
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20 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    LOVE this salad. I made it for an Engagement party and multiple people asked me for the recipes. It is packed with flavor and everyone loved the “crunch.”

  2. 5 stars
    Love love love this salad. This is an amazing recipe to make ahead of time. The chickpeas really absorbed all the flavors from dressing and tasted amazing the next day. I was so worried about the veggies getting soggy but they stayed fresh and crunchy despite making a day before my work potluck. Thank you so much for this salad recipe, was a big hit in our potluck.

    1. Hey Sravani, I am so happy that you enjoyed the salad and it was such a hit at the potluck!! I truly love the fact that this salad stays so well until ready to serve, it is such a time saver!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. This is the second one I’ve made. Took too potluck and a fair bit of it disappeared. A couple of people asked for the recipe. There are other layers salad recipes I want to try, and if it’s just for home, I’ll try a quarter recipe. Yum!

    I used cranraisins instead of regular, because I love them! 😊

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious, but made way too much for my group. How long will it last in the refrigerator and would it freeze or be too watery after thawing?

    1. Hi Claudia! It is definitely a great salad for a large group. Luckily, even after flipping/tossing it will hold up really well in the fridge for a bout 5-6 days! I would not recommend freezing.

  5. 5 stars
    This salad is AMAZING!! I got to make it ahead of time, so that was great for getting ready for a party 2 hours from my home. It didn’t get soggy at all & was absolutely delicious! Rave reviews from EVERYONE at the party!!
    And the oh’s and Ah’s when I served it were very flattering (though we know who deserves the credit!) I shared the recipe link with everyone!

  6. Is the roasted tahini necesary…having trouble finiding? Any substitutes recommended? Also where did you get the low flat salad bowl?

  7. How kind you are to share your delicious divine looking recipes xx
    Can’t wait to make this and serve it with my friends 💞 gorgeous xx

    Thank you

  8. Thank you for recipe can’t wait to try it .
    Where did you purchase the cool transporting jar
    . Luv the idea .

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