|Warm Chickpea and Spinach Salad
In my previous post I was writing about one of my favourite prepared food items, the PC BBQ Chicken. Here is the side dish that I paired this yummy chicken with. Warm Chickpea Salad. Although I used this salad as a side dish you can always eat it on its own for a vegetarian option. Why not try it with grilled salmon or BBQ pork chops? Whatever your fancy this warm salad will hit the spot. The nuttiness of the chickpeas goes well with the softness of the spinach and the briny feta. Not only is it delicious but very good for you too. This salad is loaded with protein and iron.
1 can chickpeas, drained and washed
1 bunch of baby spinach
100 g feta, cubed
3 tomatoes, cubed
1 onion, diced
3 to 4 garlic cloves, diced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp mint
1 tbsp parley
1. After draining and rinsing the chickpeas pour them into a large salad bowl.
2. In a saute pan brown the onion, garlic and tomatoes together to create a quick sauce. Add the seasonings: salt, pepper, oregano, mint and parsley. *If you have fresh herbs on hand you need a small bunch of each.
3. Once the onion has softened slightly add the spinach, lower the heat and cover for 5 minutes. This will help reduce the spinach quickly. Toss together after 5 minutes. Pour over the chickpeas.
4. Toss together gently. Add the feta last so it doesn’t melt.