Curried Chickpea & Mango Pasta Salad

Pasta salad doesn’t have to be dull, and this Curried Chickpea and Mango Pasta Salad is anything but! Sweet mango, creamy mayo and a nice smack of spice from the curry.

If you’re a meal prepper, a batch of this pasta is a great way to make weekday lunches a cinch. Or, if you’re craving sweet and tangy, you can add this as a side or bring it to a potluck. It’s guaranteed to satisfy a crowd!

A true all-season sensation, the blend of ingredients brings a fresh and flavourful twist to a summer picnic, but is also creamy and comforting in the cooler months. Loaded with protein and fibre-filled chickpeas, potassium-packed raisins and heaps of vitamin C-rich mango, peppers and apple – this salad is great go-to, guaranteed to become a nutritious and delicious addition to your regular rotation. Enjoy!

Curried Chickpea & Mango Pasta Salad

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 6
Calories 450 kcal


  • 375 g 12 oz whole wheat rotini, dry
  • 1 cup reduced fat mayonnaise*
  • 0.25 cup mango chutney
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder madras curry powder is my go-to for this recipe
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 0.25 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 cup chickpeas canned, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 0.5 cup green bell peppers chopped
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup carrots grated
  • 1 medium granny smith apple chopped
  • 0.5 cup raisins
  • 0.25 cup green onions chopped
  • 0.25 cup cilantro roughly chopped


  • Cook rotini according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain well.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, chutney and spices.
  • Add pasta, chickpeas, peppers, celery, carrots, apple, raisins, green onions and cilantro. Toss gently to coat.


*For a protein and calcium boost, replace half of the mayo with plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
**Recipe inspired by the Curried Mango Pasta Salad from Planet Organic Market
Nutrition Information
Serving: 2 cups (meal size); Calories: 450; Carbohydrates: 67 grams; Fibre: 12 grams; Protein: 13 grams;  Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Cholesterol: 6 mg; Sodium: 473 mg; Sugar: 22 grams
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