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.
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.
1 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 lean protein