Spinach Salad with Warm Beet Dressing

(makes 4 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Spinach Salad with Warm Beet DressingIngredients:

  • 12 oz. spinach, thoroughly washed, stems removed
  • 8 oz. fresh beets
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 oz. button mushrooms, wiped clean, stems trimmed
    and sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium-size bowl, fill water and ice then add onions. Let stand for about 30 minutes, drain and set aside.
  • Place bread cubes on a baking sheet and toast in oven until golden brown (about 10-15 minutes), tossing occasionally, then set the croutons aside.
  • In a small-size saucepan, toss beets in a small saucepan and filled with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender (about 30 minutes). Drain and let cool until easy to handle. Peel the beets and cut into ½” cubes, then set aside.
  • In a small-size saucepan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add the honey mustard, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper and stir constantly for about 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Add remaining olive oil then reduce heat to low. Add beet cubes and toss to coat.
  • Arrange spinach leaves, onions and mushrooms on plates. Drizzle with the beet dressing and garnish with croutons.

Make 4 Servings:

Weight Loss Recipes Amount Per Serving(¼ of recipe (234 g)): 161 Calories, 6 g Protein, 19 g carbohydrates, 6 g Dietary Fiber, 8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 511 mg sodium


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