Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon-Mustard Dressing


This warm spinach salad with a bacon vinaigrette is a classic steakhouse-style dish. It looks and tastes like a lot of work, but can be prepared in no time! 

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves

  • 10 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded

  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • 4 strips crisply cooked bacon, crumbled

  • ½ cup toasted sliced almonds

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large shallot, minced

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced

  • cup white wine vinegar

  • cup Dijon mustard

  • cup honey

  • 2 strips crisply cooked bacon, crumbled

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place spinach into a large serving bowl; top with Swiss cheese, hard-cooked eggs, mushrooms, 4 crumbled strips of bacon, and almonds.

  2. Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Stir in shallots and garlic; cook and stir until shallots are softened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, and 2 crumbled strips of bacon until heated through; season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Pour hot dressing over spinach and toss to coat.


This salad can easily be converted to a main dish salad by adding strips of grilled chicken breast.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

663 Calories
41g Fat
40g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 663
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 293mg 98%
Sodium 1123mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 22mg 111%
Calcium 700mg 54%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 788mg 17%

* 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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