Wilted Baby Spinach with Dates, Bacon & Mushrooms

The addition of dates to the classic combination of spinach with mushrooms and bacon, makes this recipe extraordinary.

1/4 c. chopped onions
2 lb. sliced mushrooms
1/2 lb. chopped bacon
1/2 c. chopped dates
1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 c. rice vinegar
1 t. salt
1 T. pepper
2 lb. spinach

  • Sauté bacon, onion and olive oil until golden brown
  • Add mushrooms, cook 1 minute
  • Add dates, vinegar, salt and pepper until warm
  • Toss with spinach

Cook's Tip: By adding more or less spinach, you can either serve this as a salad, topped with Cambozola cheese perhaps, or as a side dish to a main course, as pictured above.

Recipe by Chef Michael Shafer of Depot Restaurant. Thanks, Chef!

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