Chickpea Spinach Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

351/365 Chickpea & Spinach Salad #mostly365

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably already know that I LOOOOVE chickpeas.
But that’s not all… I don’t think I’ve said this before, but I also really, really like spinach.
The thing is, I like most greens – I’m lucky like that… spinach, kale, basil, watercress, etc I can’t get enough of them!
I made pesto with dandelion greens recently and I quite enjoyed that, so add that to the list, would ya!
I wanted to make this salad the minute I found it; it embodies everything I love in a salad.
Chickpeas and finely chopped spinach with a cilantro lime vinaigrette.
What’s not to like? Plus it’s healthy!


When you make it ahead of time, and allow the ingredients to marinate, you get this refreshingly vibrant and delightful dish.
A wonderful joining of tart, sweet and savoury flavours… and the kick from the cilantro really makes it shine!
This is the kind of food I want to eat all summer long; when I don’t want to turn on the stove.
Another thing with this salad is… and I wonder if this happens to anyone else, I always end up with too much spinach and cilantro, so I usually make a spinach and cilantro pesto to go with it.

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Serve it over rice or bulgur with a side of pesto or some other sauce, and you have a quick no-fuss weeknight meal.



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