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Spinach Bean Salad with Maple Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


11 servings

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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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.

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  • pxufdisua
    Jan 31, 2013

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  • cheeriogirl
    Jan 7, 2013

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

  • jbrink
    Mar 22, 2012

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    Jan 17, 2012

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    Jan 1, 2012

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  • aorla846
    Feb 18, 2011

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

  • time2cook
    Nov 24, 2010

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

  • JFelt
    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
    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
    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!