Spinach Salad with Indian-Spiced Garbanzos, Apricots, and Onions

Spinach Salad with Indian-Spiced Garbanzos, Apricots, and Onions
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Makes:
6 servings
Serving Size:
2 cups
Yields:
about 12 cups
Start to Finish:
20 mins
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Spinach Salad with Indian-Spiced Garbanzos, Apricots, and Onions

Ingredients
1/4
cup olive oil
2
cloves garlic, minced
2
ounce cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
3
tablespoons lemon juice
2
teaspoons packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2
teaspoons garam masala
1
teaspoon ground coriander
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon cayenne pepper
2
5 ounce packages fresh baby spinach
3/4
cup dried apricots, cut into thin slices
1/2
of a small red onion, thinly sliced
1
recipe Toasted Pappadams (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat. Add garbanzo beans, lemon juice, brown sugar, cumin, garam masala, coriander, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Bring mixture just to a simmer. Remove from heat; cover skillet. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine spinach, apricots, and red onion. Toss well. Add warm garbanzo bean mixture; toss well to combine.
  3. Divide mixture among six dinner plates. If desired, garnish with broken pieces of Toasted Pappadams. Serve immediately.

Toasted Pappadams

Ingredients

4
7-inch plain pappadams

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler to high. Arrange pappadams in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil pappadams 6-inches from heat for 15 to 30 seconds or until they bubble and turn golden on one side. Using tongs, gently turn pappadams; broil about 5 seconds or until bubbly and golden on the other side. Remove pappadams from oven and let cool. Break each pappadam into 5 or 6 pieces.

Nutrition Facts

(Spinach Salad with Indian-Spiced Garbanzos, Apricots, and Onions)
    Per serving:
  • 339 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 325 mg sodium,
  • 53 g carb.,
  • 9 g fiber,
  • 22 g sugar,
  • 9 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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