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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 equals 90 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 272 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g 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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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

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

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

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

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

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

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."

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."

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