White Bean and Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon and Mushrooms

This was so damn good that B didn’t even realize it had mushrooms (his alleged arch enemy) in it. I loved this, and since it pretty much contains ingredients that I always have on hand, I will be making this a lot.

White Bean and Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon
Serves 4 as side dish
Inspired by How Sweet It Is

Here’s what I used:

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 8 oz spinach, stems removed
  • 1 19-oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (recommended: Progresso brand)
  • salt and pepper

Here’s what I did:

  1. Cook the bacon in a large saute pan over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel, and then chop into small pieces.
  2. Add the onions and mushrooms and saute until softened and the mushrooms have some color, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Grate in the garlic and add the spinach, season again with a little s&p, and cook for 2-3 minutes until the spinach is wilted. Add in the beans and toss together until the beans have warmed through, a couple of minutes. Top with the bacon and serve.

3 thoughts on “White Bean and Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon and Mushrooms

  1. Carrie says:

    What a lovely salad! That combination of ingredients sounds wonderful. I love spinach but feel like I’m always using it for the same recipes – this will be a great new one!

  2. vanessa says:

    It’s so good. And the pile of bacon on top doesn’t hurt, either. 🙂

  3. Sues says:

    The spinach and bacon combo is one of my favorites and I love the addition of beans and mushrooms. This looks fabulous!!

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