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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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 User ID: 4400756 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 User ID: 3695028 168371
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

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

hoosiermarose User ID: 2048651 147535
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2009

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

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