Balsamic-Garlic Spinach and Mushrooms

I know, it's tough to find a good side for an Italian meat main dish. But this outstanding vegetarian dish fits the bill for beef, chicken, lamb, veggie - you name it. Packed with flavor and simple to make!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • 8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 12 baby bella mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Whisk olive oil, balsamic, lemon zest, juice, and garlic together in a large bowl. Add sliced mushrooms and marinate for at least 1 hour.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; cook, stirring frequently, until browned and fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain mushrooms, reserving the marinade, and add to skillet. Cook until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add spinach and 2 tablespoons marinade. Reduce heat to medium-low and saute for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
22g Fat
15g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 1202mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 1265mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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