Chickpea Fruit Salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette

Chickpea Fruit Salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette is a beautiful blend of chickpeas, cantaloupe, blueberries, feta cheese and pecans tossed in a wonderful strawberry vinaigrette and served over a healthy bed of baby spinach.

A beautiful blend of chickpeas, cantaloupe, blueberries, feta cheese and pecans tossed in a wonderful strawberry vinaigrette and served over a healthy bed of baby spinach.Chickpea Fruit Salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette

After a bit of an indulgent weekend (who am I kidding with ‘a bit’?), I think we can all agree that an epic loaded power salad with tons of fresh produce is the best way to start the week!

Warmer Weather = Salad for Dinner

Who doesn’t  love a good salad for dinner?  I know that when the weather is starting to warm up salads for dinner are a must in my home! I enjoy this salad because it is packed with protein yet has all the sweetness you love some the summer fruits. I also love it because you basically throw everything in a bowl, toss and serve over a bed of spinach…who doesn’t love that??


Chickpeas are so nutritious that they’re known to control diabetes and blood pressure as well. Apart from this, they are also an incredibly versatile ingredient to cook with. You can eat them canned, dried or roasted, hot or cold. And a bonus is chickpeas can absorb any flavor you add to them. Especially, sweet and sour pairs exceptionally well with their earthy flavor notes and because of that this salad is a fan-favorite!

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A beautiful blend of chickpeas, cantaloupe, blueberries, feta cheese and pecans tossed in a wonderful strawberry vinaigrette and served over a healthy bed of baby spinach.

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A beautiful blend of chickpeas, cantaloupe, blueberries, feta cheese and pecans tossed in a wonderful strawberry vinaigrette and served over a healthy bed of baby spinach.
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Chickpea Fruit Salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette

A beautiful blend of chickpeas, cantaloupe, blueberries and feta cheese tossed in a wonderful strawberry vinaigrette and served over a healthy bead of baby spinach.
Course dinner, lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry, cantaloupe, dinner, feta, lunch, pecan, salad, spinach, strawberry, vinaigrette
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpea drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups fresh cantaloupe cubed
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • ¼ cup pecan pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup agave or honey
  • 1/3 cup white rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp poppyseeds
  • 10-20 medium strawberries divided
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine agave, white rice vinegar, poppyseeds and 10 strawberries; blend until smooth.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, cantaloupe, blueberries, feta, strawberries and pecan pieces.

  3. Drizzle the vinaigrette of the chickpea mixture and gently toss to coat.
  4. Place one cup of spinach on each plate, divide salad mixture onto each bed of spinach; garnish with a bit more feta and strawberries if desired.


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