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Spinach Salad with Beets and Chicken

a bowl of spinach salad with beets and chicken

This pretty spinach salad is bursting with color and good-for-you-foods, and tastes as good as it looks. Chicken, carrots, beets, chickpeas, and avocado are livened up with an Asian ginger dressing.

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 423
  • Fat: 27g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Sodium: 219mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Protein: 23g


Carrot Ginger Dressing



Carrot Ginger Dressing

  1. Make the dressing: Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. On a baking sheet, arrange the grated carrots. Roast for 15 minutes, or until the carrots are soft.
  3. In a blender, add the roasted carrots, water, 1/4 cup olive oil, rice vinegar, ginger, orange zest, and salt. Blend until smooth. Cover and chill.


  1. In a large bowl, toss the spinach with the lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil.
  2. Add the chickpeas, carrot, beet, chicken, half of the cubed avocado, pumpkin seeds, and black pepper to taste, and toss.
  3. Drizzle half of the dressing over the salad and toss.
  4. Top with the remaining avocado, the remaining half of the dressing, and the sesame seeds.
  5. Season with the salt and black pepper to taste.

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