Curried Chickpea and Carrot Salad + Choosing Raw Giveaway!

This Curried Chickpea and Carrot Salad from Choosing Raw is poppin' with flavor! Itreally hit the spot, for me, so I'm sharing the recipe with you!  #vegan #soyfree #glutenfree

This Curried Chickpea and Carrot Salad from Choosing Raw is poppin’ with flavor! It really hit the spot, for me, so I’m sharing the recipe with you!

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Gena Hamshaw's Choosing Raw

Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing Gena Hamshaw’s Choosing Raw a beautiful cookbook with photos from the talented Hannah Kaminsky. I remember when I started my blog, back when it was only on Tumblr, and I looked up to many awesome and successful vegan bloggers. One of the first people was Gena, and really, why wouldn’t she be? She has recipes that nourish your body but that aren’t intimidating and her narrative is supportive, informative and comforting. You will find all of her greatest attributes in this book!

One of the things that I love about the layout is that it’s broken down by ease of dishes and familiarity. This is great for the vegan-curious or new vegans out there that don’t really know where to start. There is a balanced mix of cooked vs. raw recipes, and plenty of ideas for snacks (I LOVE snacks!). Gena uses wholesome ingredients and has a variety of substitutions for you to use in dishes to make them healthier but not compromise on flavor.

This Curried Chickpea and Carrot Salad from Choosing Raw is poppin' with flavor! Itreally hit the spot, for me, so I'm sharing the recipe with you!  #vegan #soyfree #glutenfree

I ended up making two recipes from her book, the Curried Chickpea and Carrot Salad and the Mango Chia Pudding. That may seem obvious seeing as how I love curry and have made many chia puddings for this blog! Both dishes were very good and came together in no time at all. I won’t even lie when I say that I was picking recipes based on what I had on-hand, further more, I had a hard time choosing because there were a lot that used everyday ingredients! I can’t wait to try more recipes from this book and share them with friends and family.

This Curried Chickpea and Carrot Salad from Choosing Raw is poppin' with flavor! Itreally hit the spot, for me, so I'm sharing the recipe with you!  #vegan #soyfree #glutenfree

That Curried Chickpea and Carrot Salad really hit the spot, for me, so I’m sharing the recipe with you! Pro Tip: Make a wrap using the salad with spinach, green onion and sriracha; SO GOOD. Also, because Gena and her publisher are awesome, I’m giving a copy of Choosing Raw to one lucky winner! Just go to the Rafflecopter Widget at the end of the post to enter the giveaway.

One Year Ago: Grilled Peach Lassi // Two Years Ago: Grilled Sourdough Sandwich with Jalapeno Aioli

Curried Chickpea and Carrot Salad

A healthy spin on curried chicken salad without the meat and with lots of flavor! - Recipe reprinted from Choosing Raw, by Gena Hamshaw, with permission.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings
Author Gena Hamshaw

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Cooked Chickpeas
  • 1 1/2 Cups Grated Carrots
  • 1/2 Cup Currants or Raisins

Dressing Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. Tahini
  • 1 Tbsp. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Water
  • 1 Tbsp. Tamari Nama Shoyu, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, or Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tsp. Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp. Curry Powder

Instructions

  1. Combine the salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. 

  2. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together. Dress the salad ingredients with dressing. Serve. The Chickpea Salad will keep up to 3 days in the fridge.

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16 Comments on “Curried Chickpea and Carrot Salad + Choosing Raw Giveaway!

  1. I could not Pin through the button embedded in the widget. Pinterest says it is “spam or inappropriate”. I was able to use my Pin button though. Thanks for the chance to win Gena’s book!

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  11. I made this for an early Christmas gathering when I was strapped for time, it is quick AND delicious. what more could a girl want?

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