Chickpea and Apple Salad

I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like this salad! The combo of flavors and textures is incredibly satisfying—this is one of those salads that feels hearty and interesting enough to serve as a main dish. Although, I like serving it up next to my blender pumpkin soup for Fall.

Chickpea and Apple Salad

Chickpea & Apple Spinach Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing

Yield: 2 main dish servings, 4 side dish servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

I've never met anyone who didn't like this chickpea and apple spinach salad! The combo of flavors and textures is incredibly satisfying—this is one of those salads that feels hearty and interesting enough to serve as a main dish.

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (about 1 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese, optional
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 small green apple, chopped (about 1 cup)

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine all the salad ingredients. Set aside.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine all the dressing ingredients. Close lid and shake to combine. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt if desired.
  3. Pour dressing over the salad just before serving. Toss gently to coat.
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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 side dish servings Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 835mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 11gSugar: 41gProtein: 15g

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