Spinach and Red Kidney Bean Salad

10 mins (prep 10)
9 ingredients
4 servings
There are tons of delicious spinach salad recipes out there. But this recipe holds a special place in my heart. We have been eating this in my family for years. My auntie contributed this spinach salad to a charity cook book, and we have all been sucking in the spinach with gratitude ever since. The original recipe contained fried bacon pieces. I substitute this for kidney beans, which is a fantastic alternative for vegetarians. You still get the protein, and also the splash of red color. For me, the mark of a good salad is – one where there is a great mix of flavors and colors; a good dose of nutrients; and you are able to grab a perfect bite with every lift of the fork. This spinach salad recipe checks all the boxes for me. It is packed with protein and iron; is easy on the eyes; and can be prepared in a jiffy – Popeye would be proud.

Categories:  salad , <-15-mins , greens , quick , spinach , vegetarian , vegetable , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (62.26 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 271.46 Calories from Fat 267.21
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29.69g 182.7%
Saturated Fat 4.09g 81.9%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 8.39mg 1.4%
Total Carbohydrate 0.9g 1.21%
Dietary Fiber 0.18 g 2.9%
Sugars 0.08 g %
Protein 0.13g 1.04%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2.07mg% Iron 0.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
baby spinach, cold, hot english mustard, fresh garlic cloves