Jamaican Jerk Veggies & Chickpeas over Spinach Salad

Greetings!  It’s Thursday, and we’re almost through the week.  Although last weekend brought some snow-filled fun, we’ve officially crossed over to Spring now in the mountains.  It’s been sunny & warm every day and the mountains have closed except for Snowbird, which will try to hold onto winter until May 17th.

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Last weekend’s trip to the Cottonwoods for Alta’s closing day.

I’ve been a busy lady!  A few friends of mine have asked to be clients, in which I’ve been making their lunches each week!  It’s been so fun.  Here is today’s lunch option:  Jamaican Jerk veggies and chickpeas, full of flavor, vitamins, protein and some serious heat.  Yes, I used the amazing authentic jerk sauce from Jamaica that was posted in my other recipe for Jerk Veggies & Tofu over Rice.  Although similar, this light & healthy lunch recipe is soooo quick & easy to make.  Perfect for lunch.  Served over a bed of fresh organic spinach sprinkled with chia seeds.  Would be great with fresh pineapple slices as well.  Once again, I can’t seem to remember the pineapple when I’m at the grocery store…. some day I’ll get it together!!

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1 TBS EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

1 Green Pepper, sliced

1 cup Portabella Mushrooms, sliced/chopped

1/3 Yellow Onion, sliced

1/2 Zucchini, sliced

1/2 Yellow Squash, sliced

1 Carrot, peeled & sliced

1 large Garlic clove, minced

1-2 TBS Jamaican Jerk Sauce

1 can organic Chickpeas

Fresh Spinach

Chia Seeds

This could not be easier…  Heat the olive oil in a skillet, then add in all your veggies, cook for a minute or two then add in the jerk sauce.  Give one of the veggies a taste to see if you should add more jerk sauce or not.  Watch out, it can be spicy!!  Next drain & rinse the chickpeas then add to the pan and stir well until everything is covered with the jerk sauce.

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Serve over a bed of fresh spinach (or any greens you’d like).  I sprinkled my greens with chia seeds for some extra nutrients as well.  Enjoy!

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Packed and ready – the perfect lunch to go!

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