Coronation Chickpeas (oil free) 

A few weeks into plant based eating I was really craving chicken. I just couldn’t give into that craving. For my health but also for ethical reasons. I knew I had to make something yummy and reasonably good for me that could be quick to prepare and versatile. I had tried faux tuna sandwich and really wasn’t liking it much. So I thought of making coronation chickpeas. All the fibre and low in fat. I also wanted some texture.

The photo below was the first attempt served on toasted whole meal bread with sliced tomatoes. 

It was great! I loved the tangy flavour but because I used plain soya yoghurt instead of mayo I felt it needed a bit extra. 

So I added cumin, garlic granules and salted peanuts. Yummy! 

Here it is before mixing it all together. 

Prep time 5 minutes. 


  • 1 tin of chickpeas mashed
  • 2 tbs alpro plain soya yoghurt 
  • 2 tbs mango chutney 
  • 1 stalk of celery (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 handful of raisens 
  • 2 handfuls of salted peanuts
  • 1 Tsp garam masala 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper as needed


  • Drain chickpeas 
  • Place chickpeas in a bowl and mash up 
  • Chop celery
  • Add celery to bowl 
  • Add raisens and nuts
  • Add yoghurt and mango chutney 
  • Add cumin and garlic powder 
  • Mix well
  • Serve in a roll or sandwich with salad as desired 

This also makes a great baked potato filling. 

It also makes a great salad along with rice or pasta salads. 

Soya yoghurt could be replaced with vegan mayo if you dont mind oils. Creamed cashews might also work. 

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