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Italian Spinach & Mushroom Salad

Italian Spinach & Mushroom SaladA fresh spinach salad that's chock-full of flavor and good things to eat—such as baby bella mushrooms, garbanzo beans, crispy bacon crumbles and whipped cream cheese—dressed with your favorite Italian dressing.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach leaves, rinsed and patted dry
1 (8-ounce) package sliced baby bella or button mushrooms
1/4 cup whipped cream cheese, added to salad by small spoonfuls
1 (19-ounce) can chick peas or garbanzos, thoroughly rinsed and drained
1/3 cup crumbled crispy cooked bacon
Seasoned croutons
1/2 cup your favorite Italian dressing

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large salad bowl, combine all ingredients except dressing. Drizzle with Italian dressing; toss gently.
  2. Serve, if desired, with additional dressing.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: Make it a main dish salad, just flash marinate! Brush meat or poultry repeatedly during grilling or broiling with Italian dressing; then slice and add to salad.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Unilever Foods, member of The Association For Dressings and Sauces.