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Spinach Salad with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions & Cannellini Beans

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The new year is a time for simplicity in all aspects of life, which inspires me to make quick and easy meals, such as this salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Large Yellow Onion, Thinly Sliced Into Half-circles
  • 8 ounces, weight Crimini Mushrooms, Thinly Sliced
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Thyme
  • 1 cup Cannellini Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1 pinch Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 cups (packed) Fresh Spinach Leaves

Preparation

Heat olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add sliced onion and cook until onions begin to soften, stirring occasionally, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Add sliced crimini mushrooms and cook until onions are light golden brown and mushrooms are just starting to brown, stirring occasionally. Add dried thyme and cannellini beans. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Do not allow the garlic to burn.

Stir in balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and serve the mushroom mixture over a bed of fresh spinach leaves.

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cookincanuck on 1.5.2011

Thanks for all of your comments. This salad is one of my go-to lunch recipes.

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callimakesdo on 1.5.2011

Oh yum! I can’t wait to make this. It’s going on my shopping list today!

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culinarycapers on 1.5.2011

looks and sounds wonderful! I must make this soon!

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Patricia @ ButterYum on 1.5.2011

This sounds absolutely fabulous!!

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ButterYum

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brachylove on 1.5.2011

I’m going to give this a shot. It looks light and healthy, but filling.

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cookoutsidethebox on 1.25.2011

This is so easy and good mix of flavors. I love warm salad and I love spinach so this was perfect!

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drumma022 on 1.14.2011

We LOVE this dish! It seems like a lot of food at first, but there are never any left overs.

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Jill Wilkins on 1.6.2011

Nice twist on the spinach salad. I enjoyed the flavors and the caramelized onions. The only change I made was I added an additional tablespoon of balsamic vinegar as we like lots of tang in our salads :)

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carengio on 1.6.2011

Wonderful mix of flavors and texture! Huge hit with husband and son, too!

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