Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing Recipe
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Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing Recipe

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Warm maple dressing slightly wilts the spinach in this salad, giving it a delightful texture and flavor. Sally writes, “This is quick and easy to make, plus it's healthy and very tasty!” Sally Maloney - Dallas, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 90 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. For dressing, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. Place beans in another microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, onions, red pepper, bacon and beans. Microwave the dressing, uncovered, for 30-60 seconds or until heated through. Whisk until smooth; drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 11 servings.
Originally published as Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p33

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cheeriogirl User ID: 2355136 97546
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"I used turkey bacon, and this was fantastic! My kids even gobbled it up."

aorla846 User ID: 5399524 98565
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"So yummy! The dressing is just the right mix of sweet and tangy."

time2cook User ID: 1877649 143601
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"Really good while it's warm. Not as good cold the next day."

JFelt User ID: 3081208 122096
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"I am diabetic so I used sugar-free maple flavored syrup for this recipe and it tasted wonderful. A nice sweet-tangy flavor."

rondalecheese User ID: 3584161 210621
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"Yummy Recipe! Definitely will make this again. The sweetness of the dressing made this taste like I wasn't eating healthy. The dish looked as nice as it tasted. Great for family or other gatherings. I used 100% REAL maple syrup, not the high fructose corn syrup stuff."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 179569
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"This was a really good recipe! I am a vegetarian so I used morning start imitation bacon and It turned out really well!"

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