Southwestern Spinach Salad Recipe
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Southwestern Spinach Salad Recipe

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This recipe came from a newspaper a few years ago and became a keeper after a trial at my family table. It's a delightful salad that will surprise your taste buds. Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • Additional picante sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 169 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the picante sauce, salad dressing and cumin.
  2. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, beans, mushrooms, pepper, onion and bacon. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Garnish with eggs. Serve with additional picante sauce if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Spinach Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p26

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jmistic 94401
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"This is the best Salad recipe! I love to make this for supper on hot summer nights when it is too hot to cook. Serve this with some crust bread and there you go a quick easy supper. Everyone has asked for this recipe that has tryed it. Delish!"

TKakes 168371
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"My new favorite salad...try it with grilled chicken, even better!"

hoosiermarose 147535
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2009

"I've made this wonderful salad several times and everyone that tries it loves it."

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