Warm Spinach Salad with Triple Berry Granola Garam Masala Brittle

IngredientsGranola, Greens
Menu PartSalad
Cuisine TypeIndian
warm spinach salad

Chef Dan Snowden

Pizza Lobo


A chickpea and granola brittle spiced with garam masala elevates this spinach salad to the next level. It makes for a unique way to use granola in a savory application. Chef Dan Snowden of Pizza Lobo also prepares a tofu “paneer” to add more Indian flair to the recipe. The leftover granola brittle and paneer can used in other preparations.


Chickpea and granola brittle

2 cups triple berry granola

2 cups fried chickpeas

80 g. maple syrup

60 g. tahini

30 g. garam masala

20 g. agave

Salt, to taste


Chile-ginger vinaigrette

2 shallots, chopped

1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped

2 tbsp. minced ginger

1 cup rice wine vinegar

¼ cup tahini

3 tbsp. sriracha

2 tbsp. soy sauce

2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 tbsp. miso

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil


Tofu paneer

1 package firm tofu

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp. nutritional yeast

1½ tsp. salt

1 tsp. garam masala

½ tsp. ground turmeric

½ tsp. garlic powder


2 cups baby spinach

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

¼ cup tofu paneer

2 tbsp. julienned red onion

¼ avocado, diced

½ cup chickpea and granola brittle

3 oz. vinaigrette flavored with chile and ginger


1. For the chickpea and granola brittle, mix all ingredients together and taste for seasoning.
2. Spread in a single layer on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Bake at 275 F for 45 minutes or until crispy.
3. For the chile ginger vinaigrette, in blender container, combine all ingredients except olive oil; cover and puree. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and season with salt.

4. For tofu paneer, in bowl, mix all ingredients together and taste for seasoning.

5. To complete the salad, toss spinach with olive oil, salt and pepper; transfer to serving bowl. Top with ¼ cup tofu paneer, red onion, avocado and ½ cup granola brittle.
6. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat the vinaigrette just until hot. Drizzle warm vinaigrette over salad.

Photo courtesy of Kellogg’s Away from Home

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