Warm Spinach Salad with Turkey

Servings 4 servings



  • 1 package baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 cups cooked and cubed turkey
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium red bell pepper de-seeded, de-ribbed, and chopped


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Cook and crumble bacon.
  • Place spinach in a large bowl; set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add garlic; cook until transparent.
  • Reduce skillet heat to medium-low; add mushrooms and bell pepper along with turkey cubes; cook and stir until heated through (1 to 2 minutes).
  • Spoon hot mixture over the spinach then add crumbled bacon; toss well. Arrange salad on dinner plates.
  • Place dressing ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and cook until brown sugar has dissolved; drizzle hot dressing over salad.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve sliced cucumber on the side.
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 292 Calories; 16g Fat (48.7% calories from fat); 32g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 78mg Cholesterol; 222mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 8
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