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chickpea saladSimple and delicious – this chickpea spinach salad contains only a handful of ingredients and takes just minutes to prepare. If eating healthy is your goal, then you’ll want to try this nutritious salad.  

Spinach and Chickpeas are nutrient dense super foods that contribute to good health. Spinach is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits as well as its high concentration of antioxidants. Chickpeas packs a powerful nutritional punch as well. Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber and are thought to lower cholesterol, boost immunity, aid in weight loss, improve digestive health, and protect against certain types of cancer.

Just one serving of Chickpea Spinach Salad provides 7 grams of fiber, which is nearly one third of the recommended daily allowance.  It is great on its own, or served in a wrap or pita.

Chickpea Spinach Salad

Serving Size: 6 4oz servings

Chickpea Spinach Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 large handuls of fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 – 29 ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzos), drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, ribs removed, and chopped
  • 2 chopped scallions (white and light green parts)
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • Juice of 1 lemon /1/4 cup
  • 1/4- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • dash of freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In food processor, chop spinach. Chop sundried tomates.
  2. In a large bowl combine the spinach, chickpeas, bell pepper, sun dried tomatoes and scallions.
  3. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper and pour over the chickpea/spinach mixture.
  4. Toss to evenly coat.
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Calories: 250

Fat: 15g, Saturated fat: 2g,  Unsaturated fat: 13g,

Carbohydrates: 24g

Fiber: 7g

Protein: 8g

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