Quinoa Recipes

Smashed Curry Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

These Curry Chickpea Lettuce Wraps are made with a creamy vegan curry-yogurt dressing and are ready in just 10 minutes. Perfect for the office or as a snack!

When I used to go into an office every single day, lunch was always a pain point. I didn’t love leftovers – likely because we were eating a lot of chicken and fish back then and I wasn’t a huge fan of reheating those – so I end up just piecing things together, usually not having a proper meal.

It would be mixed greens, apples + peanut butter, sometimes a quinoa dish. Not inventive, not exciting and not filling.

I’m sure many of you are in the same boat, which is why I’m SO excited to share these Smashed Curry Chickpea Lettuce Wraps with you! It’s the ultimate office lunch and takes only 10 minutes to make!

curry chickpea salad for lunch or salad

If you aren’t familiar with smashed chickpea salad, it’s basically a vegetarian version of chicken/tuna salad. It’s made my smashing a can of cooked chickpeas and then adding a dressing. It’s simple, it’s super nutrient dense and can be used in all sorts of ways.

I’ve shared a few other variations on the blog before (my Avocado + Smashed Chickpea Salad and Caesar Smashed Chickpea Salad), but today’s might be my new favorite!

quick yogurt curry dressing for salads

We’re serving this salad with a creamy yogurt-curry dressing which is out of this world! It’s packed with flavor, it has a very similar texture to a mayo-based sauce, but the yogurt packs in some nice pre and probiotics.

Not to mention healthy fats combined with the insane amount of fiber and protein we’re getting from the chickpeas, these Curry Chickpea Lettuce Wraps are definitely a complete (and filling) meal.

curry chickpea salad for lunch or salad

For some added pop, I stirred in some chopped parsley and sliced green onions. It makes the salad look a little more interesting, but adds flavor and that little crunch factor which is more than welcome.

Of course for serving, we’re using lettuce today but you could totally serve this on sandwich bread, in a pita, in a wrap, in a collard wrap, or even on top of a salad. I’m personally a lettuce wrap fan because I like eating things that remind me of tacos (<– hello taco lover!), but I had leftovers the next day on salad and it was 👌🏻

smashed curry chickpea salad served in a lettuce wrap

Smashed Curry Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Preparation 0:05 2018-01-27T00:05:00+00:00

Cook Time 0:00 2018-01-27T00:00:00+00:00

Total Time 0:05 2018-01-27T00:05:00+00:00


  • 1/4 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh pepper
  • Water as need to thin
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1 head butter lettuce (or boston bib, romaine, collards, etc)
  • Tahini to drizzle


  1. In a small bowl, mix together yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and spices until smooth. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture is pourable.
  2. Add chickpeas to a mixing bowl, along with 1 tablespoon of the dressing, and mash them with a fork until most of the chickpeas are crushed. Stir in the remaining dressing, parsley and scallions until combined.
  3. Divide chickpea salad evenly between lettuce leaves and drizzle with a bit of tahini (if desired).*


Recipe Notes

* if not eating the wraps right away, store the salad and lettuce separately

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories Calories from fat
% Daily Value

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g



curry chickpea lettuce wraps with a tahini dressing

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