Spinach, Sweet Potato, and Shiitake Salad

This wonderful winter salad is loaded with fiber.

from Cut Your Cholesterol

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  • prep 10 min    cook 30 min
  • serves 4
Spinach, Sweet Potato, and Shiitake Salad Recipe Spinach salad topped with sauteed shiitake mushrooms roasted sweet potatoes and toasted walnuts.

To save time, instead of baking the sliced sweet potatoes in the oven, microwave whole, unpeeled potatoes and then peel and slice them after cooking.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cut crosswise into 1/3-inch slices
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, shelled
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thickly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cups spinach leaves
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

    How to make it  About 40 minutes


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray, and bake until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven and cool. Toast the walnuts in a separate pan in the oven until crisp, about 5-7 minutes. Coarsely chop the nuts when they are cool enough to handle.

  • 2

    Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  • 3

    Add half the mushrooms, sprinkle them with the salt, and cook until they begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add the remaining mushrooms and cook until all the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.

  • 4

    Place the spinach in a large bowl. Add the sweet potatoes and walnuts. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet with a slotted spoon and add to the bowl with the spinach.

  • 5

    Add the oil, vinegar, and mustard to the skillet, and whisk over high heat until warm. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 256
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Carbs: 37g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fiber: 7g