Daily Vegan Lunch for 26 February, 2013: Spinach Fake Bacon Chickpea Salad

spinach chickpea baco salad

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8-10 cups organic spinach leaves
1 medium apple, chopped
1.5 cups cooked chickpeas (rinse if they are from a can)


1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
1/2 an onion, chopped (lots, about 1.5 cups)
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar or 1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon baco bits (soy bacon granules)

Assemble salad of spinach, apples, and chickpeas in a large bowl. Make salad dressing: Fry the onions in the oil in a small pan over medium high heat until they begin to caramelize (get very brown). Add garlic, let it fry for about 30 seconds and turn down heat to low-medium. Add sugar and vinegar and take pan off the stove as it sizzles. Stir well.

Pour salad dressing over salad, sprinkle with baco bits, and toss.

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