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Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing

 Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing
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
11 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 90 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 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.