Monday, 31 January 2011

Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad...

This is one of my lunch time favourites, so easy and relatively inexpensive!

You will need: 
1/2 can of Chickpeas 
1/2 a large Sweet Potato 
(Optional Herbs and Spices: Cumin + Thyme)
For the Dressing: 

1 tsp Balsalmic Vinegar 
3 tsp Olive Oil
A Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp Whole Grain Mustard 
1/2 tsp Sugar
Serves 1.

Peel the sweet potato, and cube. Put this in a baking tray with some olive oil (the 1cal oil spray is great if you are trying to be healthy...) season with salt, pepper and a bit of thyme. Place in a relatively hot oven for about 20 mins. Meanwhile, make up the dressing and wash the spinach. Heat the chickpeas either in the microwave or in a pan of boiling water - this usually doesn't take more than a couple of minutes. When draining them sprinkle them with a little salt and cumin for a slightly Moroccan feel then place everything in a bowl and drizzle with dressing.
L x

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