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Spinach Salad with Lemon Chickpeas and Berries
with almonds / goat cheese

Active: 20 min Total: 50 min

Garbanzo beans get great flavor from a lemony marinade in this dinner salad. Combined with sweet berries, crisp almonds and creamy coat cheese these have great color and texture.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Lemon Chickpeas:
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 387 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/4 tsp
Spinach Salad with Chickpeas and Berries:
  • Lemon marinated chickpeas (ingredients listed separately) - ~1 1/2 cups
  • Berries (use any combination of blueberries, raspberries or strawberries) - 2 cups
  • Spinach, baby - 10 oz
  • Almonds, sliced or slivered - 1/4 cup
  • Cheese, goat (sub feta or cubed Swiss) - 4 oz
Honey Lemon Vinaigrette:
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Lemon zest - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Marinate beans - Drain and rinse beans. Chop garlic. Combine garlic with olive oil (portion for the beans), lemon juice (portion for the beans) and oregano. Combine with beans and marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to two days ahead. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  2. Berries - If using berries that need to be sliced (like strawberries), slice.

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Make

  1. Whisk together lemon juice (portion for the vinaigrette), zest, mustard and honey. Add the portion of the olive oil for the vinaigrette while whisking.
  2. Assemble salads by tossing spinach with marinated beans, berries and almonds. Top with cheese and vinaigrette just before serving. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (78)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (13)
Vegetarian (7)

31 reviews

Very tasty salad!

By: Sundi
Posted: Aug 13, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Chicken was over cooked and raspberries were not good mix.

By: Nicole
Posted: Sep 06, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The chicken wasn't as flavourful as I hoped it would be but I loved the salad. Goat cheese and strawberries always make things better.

By: Vickie
Posted: Aug 31, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Substituted beef for the chicken and the flavor was great!

By: Katherine
Posted: Aug 29, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

so delicious -could happily eat it every week! One of my absolute favorites

By: Cecilia
Posted: Aug 25, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I love salads for dinner in the summer - minimal cooking and great flavors.

By: Lisa
Posted: Aug 21, 2016
Diet: Original
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