Zesty Spinach Mushroom Salad Recipe
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Zesty Spinach Mushroom Salad Recipe

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With flavors of garlic and basil, this homemade dressing comes together in a snap and adds zest as a side to any main dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 71 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a salad bowl, combine spinach and mushrooms. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Spinach Salad in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p8

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AvidcookGAtoCA User ID: 7617506 254096
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2016

"This is a good basic spinach salad recipe. I doubled the dressing ingredients and swapped red wine vinegar for the cider vinegar because it is what I had on hand. I added sliced hardboiled eggs and chopped, crispy bacon to the spinach and mushrooms for added protein, color, crunch, and taste."

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