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Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

with Spiced Date Vinaigrette

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This salad is a full meal and then some, with generous portions packed with a bunch of our favorite nutritional heavy hitters. Sweet potatoes and bell peppers are rich in vitamins, chickpeas are high in protein and fiber, and spinach has loads of minerals. Add to that a sweet, spiced vinaigrette with garam masala and date syrup, a little fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lemon and you’ll be feeling supercharged!

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SERVINGS
2 4
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
400
FAT
10g
CARBOHYDRATES
74g
PROTEIN
14g

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  1. 16 oz sweet potato
  2. 1 bell pepper
  3. 2 oz baby spinach
  4. 1 onion
  5. 1 package garbanzo beans
  6. 1 lemon
  7. 1 tbsp Date Lady date syrup
  8. 1 tsp dijon mustard
  9. ½ tsp garam masala
  10. Fresh cilantro
  11. 1 tbsp olive oil*
  12. Salt and pepper*
  13. *Not included

TOOLS

  • Baking sheet
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Whisk

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Bake sweet potato
Bake sweet potato
Preheat your oven to 425 °F. Peel and dice the sweet potato. On a baking sheet, toss the diced sweet potato with 2 tsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven, and bake until lightly browned and tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
2
Prepare the vegetables
Prepare the vegetables
Rinse, deseed, and thinly slice the bell pepper. Peel and thinly slice the onion. Rinse the spinach. Put the bell pepper, onion, and spinach in a large bowl.
3
Prepare the garbanzos
Prepare the garbanzos
Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans. Add them to the large bowl with the other vegetables. Rinse and halve the lemon.
4
Make the dressing
Make the dressing
In a small bowl, combine the date syrup, dijon mustard, juice of half the lemon, garam masala, two pinches of salt, and one pinch of pepper. Whisk in 1 tsp olive oil until all of the ingredients are combined and the dressing is smooth.
5
Dress the salad
Dress the salad
Add the dressing to the vegetables in the large bowl, and toss everything together to evenly coat. Add the baked sweet potato, season to taste with salt and pepper, and toss again.
6
Plate and serve
Plate and serve
Rinse and dry the cilantro. Remove the leaves from the tough stems. Discard the stems. Serve the sweet potato and chickpea salad in large shallow bowls, garnished with the cilantro leaves. Enjoy!