Spinach, Chickpea, Tofu Salad with Vinaigrette

Spinach, Chickpea, Tofu Salad with Vinaigrette

Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
15 min 1 h 15 min 1 h 30 min 4

Ingredients


1 tsp Apple cider vinegar (for vinaigrette)
1/2 medium Blood orange (use juice, for vinaigrette)
2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil (for vinaigrette)
8 cup Baby spinach (packed)
1 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (rinsed, drained)
1 block (12oz) Tofu, regular, extra firm
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (divided)
1 tsp Curry powder
1/8 tsp Salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line two large, rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Cut the tofu into ½-inch thick rectangles, then cut each rectangle diagonally into 2 triangles. Dry the tofu triangles by pressing them between two paper towels.

3. Drizzle ½ tablespoon of the olive oil over one of the baking sheets, then gently lay the tofu triangles on the baking sheet. Season the tofu with a pinch of salt and some pepper, then flip the tofu and season again, so that the tofu gets lightly coated with olive oil, salt, and pepper on both sides.

4. Bake in the preheated oven until the tofu is lightly browned and just starting to crisp, about 40 minutes, taking the baking sheet out and flipping the pieces halfway through.

5. Meanwhile, thoroughly dry the chickpeas on a plate lined with paper towels. In a small mixing bowl, combine chickpeas, the remaining ½ tablespoon olive oil, the curry powder, a pinch of salt, and some pepper. Toss to coat, then spread the chickpeas out on the other baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the chickpeas are golden brown and crispy, 30 to 35 minutes.

6. When the tofu and chickpeas are roasted, let them cool for 5 minutes while you make the vinaigrette: Whisk together the blood orange juice, vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add the olive oil and continue to whisk until everything is combined.

7. Assemble the salad: Toss the spinach with half of the vinaigrette in a serving bowl, until all the leaves are evenly coated. Top with half the tofu and half the chickpeas.
 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 378
Calories from fat 167
Calories from saturated fat 20.9
Total Fat 18.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.3 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 327 mg
Potassium 631 mg
Total Carbohydrate 31 g
Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
Sugars 6.6 g
Protein 22.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat Alternative 1.2
Vegetables 2.8

Energy sources


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Notes:

Leftovers - Store the other half of the vinaigrette in an airtight container in the fridge.

Let the leftover chickpeas and tofu cool completely. Store the leftover tofu in an airtight container in the fridge.

Store the leftover chickpeas in an airtight container, at room temperature.

Chickpeas

are an important source of plant-based protein and are high in fiber which helps to promote digestion! 

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