Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad

This is a favourite! I absolutely love this salad!!!
It is just so easy and so quick to make. It’s a great salad to bring to people’s homes or to potlucks. I’m off to a great friend’s house and was asked to bring a salad. Instantly my mind went to this salad – it has spinach, chickpeas, and it’s dressing packs a lot of flavour!! So much more interesting than a regular green salad.

I’ve tweaked the original recipe that can be found at “www.ohsheglows.com”.

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Ingredients:

One 15-oz can chickpeas (2 cups cooked), drained and rinsed
2 cups spinach
1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped finely
Juice from 1.5 limes
3 tablespoons of Cilantro paste (or 3/4 cups fresh)
1/2 tsp sugar (or to taste)
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt + ground pepper

Method:
1. Chop the spinach into small pieces. Add the spinach, drained chickpeas, and chopped onion into a large bowl.
2. In the blender add the lime juice, cilantro, mustard, sugar, garlic, cumin, and oil. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
3. Pour the dressing on top of the spinach chickpea mixture and stir well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let stand for about 10 minutes to let the flavours develop.

As a side dish this will serve about 6-8 people with nice spoonfuls.
Final product below!

Happy munching!

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