Spinach and White Bean Salad and the Weekly Menu Plan

Minor change to my menu post – might as well post the recipe to go with the photo, right?

Spinach  and White Bean Salad

Fresh spinach, 6oz (180gr)
1 can white beans, cannellini 15oz 9450gr)
3 – 4 shallots
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbs white Balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Herbes de Provence
3 tbs olive oil – the good stuff

Slice shallots and sauté in oil over medium heat until brown and crispy, 20 minutes. Do not let burn. Open, drain and rinse beans. Wash spinach if necessary. Tear, if needed, and put into a salad bowl. Whisk together vinegar, mustard and herbs. Slowly add olive oil, whisking constantly until vinaigrette is thick and creamy. Add about half to the spinach and toss well to coat – tongs work well. Arrange on 2 plates. Add the remaining dressing to the beans and stir to combine. Arrange the beans on top of the spinach. Divided the shallots and sprinkle on top. Serve.

For the week of January 11, we're having Ricotta Frittata; Seared Tuna with Mustard Cream; Spinach and White Bean Salad; Chicken Breasts stuffed with Prosciutto, Spinach and Cheese; Creamy Risotto, Tomato Meatball Soup and Chicken and Ricotta Enchiladas.

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20 thoughts on “Spinach and White Bean Salad and the Weekly Menu Plan”

  1. What’s going on here? I just had a big breakfast. I wasn’t hungry. That salad is making me lose it, I’m really hungry for spinach salad! Would it be OK to have to have one slice of bacon on this.

  2. Tanna, that happens to me all the time… have 2 slices. Heck, if you have it for breakfast have 3!
    Wanda, thanks. it was tasty! The Ricotta Frittata is on the website 😉
    Simona, thanks, I live beans of all types!

  3. Looks like a lovely, healthy dish… perfect for the non-winter we’re experiencing here in NC! And the rest of the menu? Drool worthy, Katie!

  4. Salad is perfect. I have been on a salad kick since 2008 and the other day looking for something to serve spinich with and I have a brand new spanking smelling good bag of herbes de provence just waiting to jump into something! Here we go….!

  5. Spinachs eaten as part of a salad is new for me, but I think I will love it. Great to mix them with legumes. MMmmm and the picture looks great Katie!

  6. Sandi, yes….sometimes I change it at the very last second!
    Thanks, Shayne 😉
    Susan, I try to eat it at least once a week. I finally was successful in growing it last spring – that was wonderful!
    Please, God, I hope so, Sher!
    Pat, 2 of my favorites, too!
    Michelle, non-winter? That would be nice. We haven’t had much cold but the rainy, damp gets to me after a bit.
    Deb, sounds like you are all set. I bet you get nice fresh spinach this time of year?!
    Lannae, there you have! Any flavor; all the time!
    Thanks, Nuria. I don’t ever remember seeing raw spinach when we lived in Andorra – in restaurants, I mean – obviously it was in the markets 😉

  7. Oh yeah. Making this salad right away. I love white beans, too (I grew addicted to Kalyn’s white bean salad last summer). How great to have another one to try!

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