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Sizzled Spinach with White Beans and Mozzarella

This medley of Mediterranean flavors is a great make-ahead dish for company—all you have to do is sauté the spinach just before serving.

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This medley of Mediterranean flavors is a great make-ahead dish for company—all you have to do is sauté the spinach just before serving.

Servings
4

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper, diced (1 cup)
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, drained and torn or diced
  • 2 Tbs. white wine vinegar, divided
  • 6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained, finely chopped, and oil reserved
  • 1/4 cup chopped black olives
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped (2 Tbs.)
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)

Garlicky spinach

  • 1 Tbs. garlic oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red or yellow bell pepper
  • 2 Tbs. minced shallot (1 medium)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 1 lb. baby spinach

Preparation

1. To make Salad: Toss together white beans, bell pepper, mozzarella, 1 Tbs. vinegar, and 1 Tbs. sun-dried tomato oil in medium bowl. Set aside.

2. Stir together sun-dried tomatoes, olives, shallot, parsley, garlic, and remaining 1 Tbs. vinegar in small bowl. Stir into bean mixture. Set aside.

3. To make Garlicky Spinach: Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and shallot, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to brown. Add garlic, and stir 30 seconds,  or until fragrant. Add spinach in batches, and sauté 5 to 6 minutes, tossing with tongs, or until wilted and bright green. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve Salad topped with Garlicky Spinach.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 341
  • Carbohydrate Content 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content 23 mg
  • Fat Content 17 g
  • Fiber Content 12 g
  • Protein Content 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Sodium Content 498 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g