Spain on a Fork > All Recipes > Soups & Salads > Spinach Salad with Spiced Chickpeas | Healthy & Delicious 20 Minute Recipe
All Recipes, Soups & Salads / July 15, 2022

Spinach Salad with Spiced Chickpeas | Healthy & Delicious 20 Minute Recipe

This Spinach Salad with Spiced Chickpeas is packed with flavors, easy to make and comes together in just 20 minutes. Truly the kind of dish that´s going to fill your body with so much goodness.

Spinach Salad with Spiced Chickpeas
The beauty of this salad is that you can serve it at room temperature, or even add it into the fridge and served chilled. Either way, with one taste it promises to be one of the best-tasting salads ever.

Spinach Salad with Spiced Chickpeas
I used jarred chickpeas, which is the same thing as the canned ones. If you prefer to use dried chickpeas. Just soak them overnight in plenty of water, then simmer the following day between 1 to 2 hours or until tender.

Spinach Salad with Spiced Chickpeas

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I pan roasted the canned chickpeas for about 4 minutes. This brings out an incredible nutty flavor in the chickpeas and gives them a great texture. It also allows the spices to get aromatic, which is what gives this salad that beautiful depth of flavors.

Spinach Salad with Spiced Chickpeas

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
MY NONSTICK FRY PAN
EXTRA VIRGIN SPANISH OLIVE OIL
SWEET SMOKED SPANISH PAPRIKA
SPANISH SEA SALT

If you´re not already subscribed to my youtube channel, become a subscriber and click on the bell icon to be notified everytime I release a new video.

Support Spain on a Fork. Get your Spain on a Fork T-shirt and other awesome Merchandise here.
Spain on a Fork T-Shirt
Your SUPPORT Helps Spain on a Fork Keep Going
paypal

Join Me on Patreon!
Spain on a Fork Patreon

Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Spinach Salad with Spiced Chickpeas

Spinach Salad with Spiced Chickpeas
5 from 3 votes
Print

Spinach Salad with Spiced Chickpeas

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD

  • 2 1/2 cups canned chickpeas 400 grams (drained)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach 100 grams
  • 2 shallots
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1.25 grams
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 15 ml
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper

FOR THE SHERRY VINAIGRETTE

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1/2 tbsp sherry vinegar 8 ml
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley 4 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a large nonstick fry pan with a medium heat

  2. Drain the canned chickpeas into a sieve, rinse under cold water and shake off any excess water, then add into the hot pan, make sure they´re all in a single layer, just as best as you can, mix every minute or so, after 4 minutes add in 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika, 1/2 tsp ground cumin and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool off

  3. Meanwhile, make the sherry vinaigrette, add in 2 tbsp extra virgin oive oil into a small bowl, along with 1/2 tbsp sherry vinegar, finely grate in 1 clove garlic, add 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley and season with a kiss of sea salt & black pepper, whisk together and set aside

  4. Grab 2 cups fresh spinach (wash & pat dry if not using bagged), roughly chop the spinach and add into a large bowl

  5. Thinly slice 2 shallots and cut 10 cherry tomatoes in half, add both into the bowl with the spinach, lightly season everything with sea salt & black pepper, then add in the cooled off spiced chickpeas and mix everything together until well mixed

  6. Transfer the salad into a large serving dish and drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad, serve at room temperature or add into the fridge and serve chilled, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika I used in this Recipe

Disclosure: At Spain on a Fork, we offer affiliate links to help you find what you need to re-create our recipes. If you like what we do, you can support us through our chosen links, which earn us a commission, but you still pay the same price. Learn more here.

12 Comments

  1. Chrissy

    5 stars
    We absolutely loved this recipe, its delicious and will certainly become a regular in my household. Thanks so much x

    24 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!!! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      25 . Jul . 2022
  2. Caroline Smith

    Making this tonight and serving it with salmon for hubby and I and chicken for daughter ! Can’t wait ! Will let you know how delicious it was ! 🙂

    20 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great!! Much love 🙂

      21 . Jul . 2022
  3. Kate Lewis

    5 stars
    Having this for tea tonight but have already sneaked a few tasty chickpeas!

    19 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      lol….Hope you enjoy! Much love 🙂

      20 . Jul . 2022
  4. Marjanne

    5 stars
    This Salad was absolutely delicious! It’s a keeper.
    Thank you!!

    18 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      19 . Jul . 2022
  5. Splunky

    In this and other recipes that have chickpeas may I substitute other beans? What beans would you suggests?

    Thank you

    15 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can sub with white beans or even lima beans 🙂 much love

      16 . Jul . 2022
  6. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me i never had spinach salad with spiced chickpeas before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    15 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Ramya!! Much love 🙂

      16 . Jul . 2022

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating