Warm Spinach Salad



  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 10 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced (about 4 cups)
  • One 10-ounce package fresh spinach
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar, preferably white wine

Directions: In medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add garlic and cook until it begins to brown. Add mushrooms and continue cooking until mushrooms are lightly browned, about five minutes. Transfer to serving bowl. Add spinach and onion. In same skillet, heat remaining oil. Add basil, sugar, mustard powder salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Pour dressing over spinach and mushroom mixture. Toss to coat.