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Berry, Asparagus, Quinoa and Feta Salad with Sweet Crispy Chickpeas

Serves 4     adjust servings

Preparation 0:15 2017-06-26T00:15:00+00:00
Cook Time 0:50 2017-06-26T00:50:00+00:00
Total Time 1:05 2017-06-26T01:05:00+00:00

Berry, Asparagus, Quinoa and Feta Salad with Sweet Crispy Chickpeas is bursting with spring produce and topped with the most addicting sweet, crispy, maple cinnamon roasted chickpeas!

Ingredients

Sweet Crispy Chickpeas

  • 1 1/2 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Zest and juice of a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons low fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt to taste

Salad

  • 5 ounces baby mixed greens
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus, roasted, steamed or raw
  • 1 cup quartered strawberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 ounces cubed or crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

Sweet Crispy Chickpeas

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the rinsed chickpeas on a clean towel and pat dry. It's important to get as much moisture off of them as possible so that they get crispy.
  3. In a bowl toss together the chickpeas, oil and salt.
  4. Dump the chickpeas onto the prepared baking sheet and spread them into a single layer. Set the bowl aside.
  5. Roast the chickpeas for 20 minutes then remove from the oven and shake the pan. Roast for another 20 minutes then remove from the ove.
  6.  In the same bowl stir together the honey and cinnamon, then add in the roasted chickpeas and toss together until coated.
  7. Return the chickpeas to the baking sheet and roast them for another 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Cool completely on the baking sheet before serving.

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

  1. In a small bowl whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until smooth.
  2. Store the dressing in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Salad

  1. Place the mixed greens in a large serving bowl.
  2. Top the greens with the asparagus, strawberries, blackberries, quinoa and feta.
  3. Serve the chickpeas and dressing alongside the salad or wait until you are ready to serve to add them to the salad.

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