Balsamic spinach and bean salad

This balsamic spinach and bean salad is a new lunchtime favourite in our house. It’s very quick and easy, and it’s delicious. It is a simplified version of this recipe at 101 Cookbooks (which looks delicious but we rarely have fresh thyme in the house, though I keep meaning to start a herb garden).

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Balsamic spinach and bean salad


  • 4 1/2 cups of cooked mixed beans (this time I used one jar of adzuki, one jar of garbanzo and one jar of mixed beans, just because that was what I pulled out of the freezer)
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach

Balsamic dressing:

  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 3 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Put the beans and spinach into a large bowl.
  2. Mix together the dressing ingredients.
  3. Pour the dressing over the beans and spinach.
  4. Mix well and serve. It was delicious with some fresh whole wheat oatmeal bread on the side.

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