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Spinach, White Bean, and Bacon Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 5 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 (7-ounce) packages fresh baby spinach

Nutrition Information

  • calories 124
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 4.2 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 2.3 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 5.5 g
  • carbohydrate 17.6 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 227 mg
  • calcium 79 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl, stirring with a whisk; microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until hot. Place beans in a 2-cup glass measure; microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until hot.

  2. Combine onions, bell pepper, bacon, and spinach in a large bowl. Add syrup mixture and beans; toss well to combine. Serve immediately.