Chickpea and Spinach Salad with Cumin Dressing and Yogurt Sauce

2005, Ellie Krieger, All Rights Reserved
TOTAL TIME: 20 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: --
 
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • Yogurt with Orange Essence, recipe below, optional
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves, optional
YOGURT WITH ORANGE ESSENCE:
  • 1/3 cup lowfat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
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Directions

In a medium bowl combine the chickpeas, parsley and onion. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, zest, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the chickpea mixture and toss to combine. Serve the chickpea salad over a bed of spinach leaves. Top with the yogurt sauce and a sprinkle of mint, if using.
In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, orange zest, orange juice and honey.

Yield: about 1/2 cup

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