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

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 2 cups Yield: about 12 cups
Start to Finish 20 mins
Spinach Salad with Indian-Spiced Chickpeas, Apricots, and Onion
Ingredients
  • 1/4  extra virgin olive oil
  • 2  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 2 15  ounce cans  chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 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  small  red onion, thinly sliced
  •  Toasted Pappadams (optional)
Directions

1. In a large skillet heat olive 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. Return skillet to heat. Bring mixture just to a simmer. Cover skillet and set aside.

2. In a large bowl combine spinach, apricots, and red onion. Add warm chickpea mixture; toss well to combine.

3. Divide salad among serving plates. If desired, garnish with broken pieces of Toasted Pappadams. Serve immediately.

Toasted Pappadams
Ingredients
  • 4  7-inch plain pappadams
Directions

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

Nutrition Facts (Spinach Salad with Indian-Spiced Chickpeas, Apricots, and Onion)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 339,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 53,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 9,
  • sugar (g) 22,
  • pro. (g) 9,
  • vit. A (IU) 5248,
  • vit. C (mg) 23,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 189,
  • sodium (mg) 325,
  • Potassium (mg) 591,
  • calcium (mg) 131,
  • iron (mg) 5,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Facts (Toasted Pappadams)
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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