Wilted Spinach Salad Recipe

Phytonutrients in apricots, persimmons, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and carrots may help protect against cancer, the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries, blood clots, and loss of eyesight. Spinach, kale, and dark leafy greens have similar health benefits.

Here is a delicious recipe that includes five vegetables–spinach, yellow peppers, cherry tomato halves, mushrooms, and scallions!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 pounds spinach, tough stems trimmed (about 6 cups)
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1 cup cherry tomato halves
1 pound white mushrooms, trimmed and sliced (about 5 cups)
1/2 cup bottled low-fat Italian dressing
3 scallions (about 1/2 cup)

In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and 2 cups of the mushrooms.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add the remaining mushrooms and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until soft. Stir in the dressing and scallions. Spoon over the spinach and toss gently until evenly coated. Serve hot.

Adapted from 5 A Day: The Better Health Cookbook, by Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka and Barbara Berry. Copyright (c)2002 by The Philip Lief Group, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Press.
Adapted from 5 A Day: The Better Health Cookbook, by Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka and Barbara Berry.

24 comments

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago

Thanks,

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks

Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago

thanks

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Melissah Chadwick
Past Member 4 years ago

thanks

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Thank you for the article

Kenneth D.
Kenneth Davies4 years ago

thank you

aj M.
aj E.4 years ago

I agree - the picture doesn't look like any spinach I've seen.

Kath R.
Kath P.4 years ago

The picture of spinach seems to be a variety which I've never seen.