In this hearty mushroom and spinach salad recipe, sturdier “mature” spinach leaves hold up better than baby spinach when tossed with the warm mushroom-and-bacon vinaigrette.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2014


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine spinach and radicchio in a large bowl.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and shallot and cook, stirring, until the bacon is crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar and honey, scraping up any browned bits. Immediately pour the warm vinaigrette over the spinach mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 11.5g; dietary fiber 2.7g; sugars 3.9g; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 3.5mg; vitamin a iu 5871.6IU; vitamin c 20.1mg; folate 140.7mcg; calcium 74.7mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 64.8mg; potassium 617.8mg; sodium 259.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

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Rating: 4 stars
Great winter salad In the (many) months when lettuce is ho hum spinach is usually great. This comes together really nicely and the hot dressing wilts the spinach just to the right point. Last night I didn't have mushrooms or radicchio so added a little more shallot and some plain canned corn. Sounds weird tasted great. A few halved cherry tomatoes for color we ate a whole bag of spinach. Pros: Easy quick delicious flexible Cons: A lot is not enough! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love this salad and my guest always want the recipe. I have not added the radicchio it's hard to find. Added more shallots an extra TBLS on EVOO. I also used baby spinach which works great. We are vegetarians and the meatless bacon works great! I always remove the spinach stems..easier to eat.. Awesome winter salad with a bowl of hearty soup! Read More