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Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad

Take this colorful dish to the buffet at a family gathering, or enjoy it as a great meal all by itself. —Brenda Gleason, Hartland, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • DRESSING:
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 4 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, oil, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Roast at 425° until tender, 20-25 minutes, stirring once.
  • In a large bowl, combine chickpeas and sweet potatoes. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Add to sweet potato mixture; toss to coat. Serve over salad greens; top with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup sweet potato mixture with 1/2 cup greens and 1-1/2 teaspoons cheese: 134 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • jesboc
    Apr 25, 2013

    Great different taste.

  • kkparsons13
    Mar 11, 2013

    This was easy and very different! Loved the flavor combinations. The only change I would make is to double the dressing and use half to drizzle over the greens. The dressing had a great taste but it didn't go very far, so the greens were a bit dry.

  • cubbieleader
    Feb 17, 2013

    Very tasty, and simple to make!