Chive-Mushroom Spinach Salad Recipe
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Chive-Mushroom Spinach Salad Recipe

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I'm always looking for ways to spice up salads. This one is a cross between two of our favorites. I usually make a double batch of the dressing and use leftovers for dipping bread. -Amber Kimmich of Powhatan, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups seasoned salad croutons
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 117 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Place spinach in a large salad bowl; set aside. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic in oil for 2-4 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the chives, lemon juice, vinegar and sugar. Pour into the skillet.
  2. Cook and stir 1 minute longer or until mushrooms are tender. Add to spinach with croutons and Parmesan cheese; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chive-Mushroom Spinach Salad in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p29

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