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Coronation chickpea filling

This creamy, lightly spiced and fruity chickpea filling is a great way to add some extra flavour to your next lunch or dinner. Pair it with flatbreads, load it into your baked potatoes or pop it in a sandwich for a vegan twist on the classic coronation filling.

  • 15 minutes prep. time
  • Serves 3–4
  • Salads & light bites, Vegetarian, Vegan
A white bowl that's been filled up with the coronation chickpea filling
Coronation chickpea filling | © National Trust/William Shaw


  • 85g vegan mayonnaise
  • 1½ tbsp medium madras curry powder
  • 50g mango chutney
  • ½ tbsp lime juice, plus grated zest of ¼ lime
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained
  • 15g fresh parsley
  • 50g sultanas
  • Salt and pepper


Top tip

You can also blitz the mixture in a food processor to make a tasty dip.

Step 1

Put the vegan mayonnaise, curry powder, mango chutney, lime zest and juice into a bowl. Stir to combine everything together.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, add the chickpeas. Use a large fork or potato masher to crush the chickpeas, leaving some whole to add texture.

Step 3

Remove the stalks from the parsley and finely chop. Add to the mayonnaise mix along with the crushed chickpeas, sultanas and salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything together gently until evenly mixed.

Step 4

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.

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