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Chive-Mushroom Spinach Salad Recipe

Chive-Mushroom Spinach Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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