This spinach salad has black beans which add fiber and protein. And there's a double dose of apricots--dried apricots in the salad provide fruity taste and nice texture and apricot nectar adds body to the ginger-soy dressing.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

25 mins
2 hrs 25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine black beans, apricots, bell pepper, scallion, cilantro, and garlic in a medium bowl. Combine apricot nectar, oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and ginger in a screw-top jar. Cover and shake well. Pour over bean mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover with foil and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

  • To serve, arrange spinach in a salad bowl. Top with black bean mixture.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; protein 9.1g 18% DV; carbohydrates 33.4g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 8.2g 33% DV; sugars 10.2g; fat 7.4g 11% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 6203.7IU 124% DV; vitamin c 59.8mg 100% DV; folate 80mcg 20% DV; calcium 84.3mg 8% DV; iron 3.3mg 18% DV; magnesium 40mg 14% DV; potassium 780.2mg 22% DV; sodium 335.8mg 13% DV.