Chickpea Curry Lettuce Wraps

Chickpea Curry Lettuce Wraps.  I love curry dishes.  Do you?  Last night I got the idea to do a chickpea curry.  I already have a pumpkin coconut curry on my blog.

Since I love chickpeas, I really wanted to include chickpeas in a curry dish.   That is how these healthy lettuce wraps were born.


Chickpea Curry Lettuce Wraps - My Whole Food Life


I decided to put my chickpea curry in lettuce wraps.  So I sent my husband to the store for romaine lettuce.  He came back with this red leaf lettuce you see pictured.

I think the red leaf lettuce worked fine, but I wanted to let you all know my original vision was a romaine lettuce wrap.

Honestly, I think this chickpea curry is great on it’s own, or in the lettuce wrap.  It’s a great way to get some turmeric in your diet too.  This dish is vegan and gluten free. I hope you enjoy it.

Chickpea Curry Lettuce Wraps

Chickpea Curry Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 3-4 servings     adjust servings

A healthy meal ready in under 30 minutes!



  1. In a large saute pan , on medium heat, combine the oil, garlic and onions. Cover and let cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Then add in the carrots and spices and saute for another 5 minutes.
  3. Lastly add in the chickpeas, cashews and the coconut milk and simmer another couple minutes.
  4. Serve on lettuce wraps or eat it as is!


Recipe Notes

This curry should last at least a week in the fridge. It can also be frozen for longer. Enjoy!


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38 thoughts to “Chickpea Curry Lettuce Wraps”

  1. I do not have curry powder and to be honest, last time I tried it when I was younger the particular curry powder I had (McComirick brand I believe?) made me nauseated and distrust curry in a container. Can another spice be substituted for the curry powder like garam masala? Or would that take away from the authenticity of your recipe?
  2. Is 2 tsp turmeric correct or typo? The turmeric from Indian stores is bitter when used in larger quantity. Maybe you used a different brand so it worked.
    1. I used Simply Organic turmeric and it worked out fine. Maybe you can try a little at a time and taste it?
  3. Looks delicious! I actually prefer a softer lettuce, such as Bibb, when I'm making lettuce wraps. It bends easier and keeps the fillings in better. Have you thought about using saffron instead of turmeric?
  4. I tried the dish tonight with some variations...added mushrooms and put on a bed of cooked Kale. Delicious!! I prefer to eat with a fork and not sandwich style.
  5. We just ate this for dinner and it was delicious! I was out of curry powder so I used 1 tsp. garam masala 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. turmeric Thanks for another tasty, quick recipe Melissa!
  6. "So I sent my husband to the store for romaine lettuce. He came back with this red leaf lettuce you see pictured." LOL This made me laugh because, even after working out a system with my partner over the eons we've been together, (which entails sending to his smartphone URLs and images of the actual item I want, VERY explicit directions of the location of the item in the store, the quantity and cost of said items), he'll STILL come home with the wrong thing. LOL Can't live with 'em, can't find someone else to run errands for me. :D
    1. It is difficult to find vegetarian/gluten free for our daughter. Thanks, can't wait to try. Liz... 35 years with my husband and the same deal with the wrong groceries! lol
  7. My husband has a TREE nut allergy (peanut are legumes, seeds are okay for him). Is there a suitable nut replacement for this dish?? Or any for that matter. I use pine nuts (very delicate flavor, more suitable to grind into or top off food) sun flower seeds pumpkin seeds Thanks
  8. Hi Melissa, I have made this recipe twice now and the first time I wasn't sure how my husband or kids were going to like it. To my surprise my husband requested it a second time and that made me happy :) He is 6'1'' and approx. 250lbs and can most def can put food away! Lol.. I love that he loves this recipe & is being very open minded about whole foods. My family is adapting well so far & I owe you a big thanks! So thank you. My teenage daughter also loves this. I do have a question though. What do you do with left over coconut milk? I stored the first leftovers in the fridge in a sealed container but threw it out bcuz I was afraid it was bad after approx. 5 days. It smelled fine but didn't want to chance it. So this time I froze it. Is this okay?
    1. I'm so glad to hear you enjoy the recipes Wendy. Yes! You can totally freeze the leftover coconut milk. If you freeze it in ice cube trays, you can pop out only what you need. :)
    1. Yes. If you use dried chickpeas, they will need to be soaked overnight and then boiled until soft making this recipe. You can also used canned chickpeas if you like.
  9. Absolutely delish. Like the others I messed up by not having curry powder. I used cumin, turmeric, and ground coriander. When the coconut milk was added I incorporated red curry paste, which is a staple in our house. Thanks for the recipe!
  10. This is one of the best things I've made in a long time. I just added another 2 tsp of garam masala to it and it was so delicious, quick, and simple. Love it!
  11. This was so yummy!I only made a few changes. I didn't have any cashews so I left them out. I also didn't have coconut milk so I used a few tbs vegan mayo instead. I added in some chopped cilantro, 1/2 tsp chipotle powder, 1 tsp cumin powder and a little more garlic .will be making this again!

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