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Red, White & Bleu Spinach Salad

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Red, White & Bleu Spinach Salad

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Nutrition Facts

Makes: 4 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 380

Total Fat: 19g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 630mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Sugars: 12g

Protein: 15g

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Make this for: Lunch

Category: Salads

This Recipe Makes: 4 Serving(s)

What you'll need

  • 1 can (15 oz) of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained well
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pkg. fresh baby spinach, thoroughly washed (10-oz)
  • 1 large red delicious apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup freshly slice white button mushrooms
  • 3 oz crumbled bleu cheese


  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2
    Toss chickpeas with 2 teaspoons oil; spread in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment or sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until browned and toasted. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
  • Step 3
    Whisk together 1/8 cup olive oil, vinegar and next 3 ingredients (through black pepper) until well blended. Layer spinach and remaining ingredients in a bowl; top with roasted chickpeas. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat.
  • Step 4
    Hint: To decrease sodium, use beans that you have cooked from dry and do not add salt.

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Starch: 1
  • Fruit: 1/2
  • Non-Starchy Vegetables: 1
  • Fat: 3
  • Meat/Meat Substitutes: Lean: 1
  • Carbohydrate: 1