Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Chickpeas, and Paprika Dressing

Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Chickpeas, and Paprika Dressing
Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Chickpeas, and Paprika Dressing
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 16 min
  • total: 26 min
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  • Summary

    This colorful salad is a show-stopper. Make it for your next potluck or picnic, or amaze your family for dinner any night of the week. The recipe makes 12 portions, and you’re going to want to eat them all. Even after it’s dressed, this salad stores well for up to three days. Quinoa and chickpeas give it a hearty serving of protein. We love the juicy tomatoes and cucumber, but the stars of the recipe are the piquant paprika dressing and the full cup of torn mint leaves. We think once you taste this salad, you’ll want to add mint to all of your salads.

    Ingredients

    • 1½ cups dry quinoa
    • Water
    • Sea salt (to taste; optional), divided use
    • ¼ cup sherry wine vinegar
    • 2½ tsp. paprika
    • Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
    • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 4 cups raw baby spinach leaves, washed, dried
    • 2 (15-oz.) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, drained
    • 1 medium cucumber, unpeeled, chopped
    • 2½ cups halved cherry (or small heirloom) tomatoes
    • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
    • ¾ cup coarsely crumbled feta cheese, divided use

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 21 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 2 g 3.59%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.63%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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