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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 482.6
  • Total Fat: 23.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.8 mg
  • Sodium: 786.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.4 g
  • Protein: 18.2 g

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Meal Sized Strawberry Spinach Salad

Submitted by: ERIKA05

Introduction

I modified this from mother in law's favourite spinach salad (with red onion and strawberry) by adding chickpeas, goat cheese and sunflower seeds for extra punch and protein. This makes a great summer evenning meal when you can't face a hot stove! I modified this from mother in law's favourite spinach salad (with red onion and strawberry) by adding chickpeas, goat cheese and sunflower seeds for extra punch and protein. This makes a great summer evenning meal when you can't face a hot stove!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    * 8 cups fresh spinach
    * 1.5 pint (or about 2 cups) strawberries, sliced
    * 1/2 of a red onion, finely chopped
    * 2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans) - can use canned beans, rinsed and drained, or 2 cups final volume cooked from dry beans (nutritional calculation is based on canned beans)
    * 1 small pkg (~150 g) soft reduced-fat goat cheese
    * 0.5 cup poppy seed salad dressing (I use Renee's reduced fat, reflected in the calorie count here)
    * 0.5 cup salted sunflower seeds

Directions

1) Combine spinach, sliced strawberries, chopped onion, and chickpeas in a large bowl.
2) Drizzle with poppy seed dressing, tossing to coat.
3) Portion out salad into 4 bowls.
4) Garnish each serving with 1/4 of the goat cheese (slided finely or loosely crumbled, according to your preference) and 1/4 of the sunflower seeds.

This salad keeps in the fridge up to 2 days, even when tossed with dressing. However, if you're planning to save a serving ot two, or to make-ahead, I would recommend not adding the goat cheese or the sunflower seeds until just before serving - both will lose some of their disctinctive flavour and texture if left to sit in the salad for more than a few hours.


Serving Size: Makes 4 generous, meal-sized servings (~2 cups of salad/serving)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ERIKA05.






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