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bacon, white bean, spinach salad recipe. With maple vinaigrette served on a silver platter

White Bean Salad with Bacon and Maple Syrup Dressing

A wonderful entree salad recipe for a light Summer meal. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 476kcal


  • 1/2 Cup green onions sliced
  • 1/2 Cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 5 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 14 oz spinach or mixed spinach and super greens combo
  • 1 can Great Northern beans drained
  • For The Maple Syrup Dressing
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Chop the red bell pepper and slice the green onions, set aside.
  • Fry the bacon in a fry pan until fat is rendered and bacon is crispy. Drain on paper towels. Using kitchen shears, cut the bacon into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
  • For the Maple Syrup Dressing
  • Combine maple syrup, cider vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a small microwave safe bowl. Stir with a whisk and microwave at high 1 minute or until hot.
  • Place drained and rinsed canned white beans in a 2 quart pyrex measuring bowl. Microwave until hot, one minute.
  • Combine onions, bell pepper, bacon and greens in a large bowl. Add syrup mixture and beans. Toss well to combine. Serve immediately.


This white bean salad can be served as a light main course or a side dish for your favorite protein or soup.


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 907mg | Potassium: 1454mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 20024IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 6mg