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

Spinach Salad with Indian-Spiced Garbanzos, Apricots, and Onions
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Start To Finish Time:
20 mins
12 cups


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 ounce cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 5 ounce packages fresh baby spinach

  • ¾ cup dried apricots, cut into thin slices

  • ½ of a small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 recipe Toasted Pappadams (optional)

Toasted Pappadams

  • 4 7-inch plain pappadams


  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

  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 (per serving)

339 Calories
11g Fat
53g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 325mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 591mg 13%
Folate, total 189.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.