This is a wonderful salad with a fabulous dressing. A true crowd pleaser!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.

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  • In a small saucepan, combine the diced onion, sugar, black pepper, celery salt, mustard, vegetable oil, and vinegar. Whisk over high heat until all ingredients are well mixed and onions are translucent. Remove from heat and refrigerate until cool.

  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, spinach, iceberg, bacon, croutons and onion rings. Toss together.

  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat evenly.

Nutrition Facts

556.1 calories; 16.4 g protein; 25.9 g carbohydrates; 124.2 mg cholesterol; 881.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (68)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
It's the dressing that truly makes this salad delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
Hello Michele - Get a clue! I have finally come to the conclusion that I just DON'T like sugar based dressing. The sugar in this pretty much ruined the taste of the salad mind you the salad itself is AWESOME. The dressing - UGH! Thanks for the salad idea Terra. Read More
(19)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
It's the dressing that truly makes this salad delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
It's the dressing that truly makes this salad delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2003
This is an excellent recipe. I agree with the other poster that it took awhile but maybe that's because I was multi-tasking. Definitely get the eggs boiling and the bacon cooking and then start on the dressing. My husband loved the sweetness but I also think I would cut down on sugar. One warning: don't overcook. Whisk continuously just until the onions get tender. I went off to work on another dish and the oil separated and I ended up with a sticky dark brown caramel ball. Had to start over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent salad Terra. I omitted the lettuce and doubled the spinach. The dressing was great with only 2T sugar. I'm not sure we would have like it with 2/3 cup. With modifications to the dressing this salad is a winner! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2004
The dressing to this recipe is incredible in itself. I adjusted a little because I didn't have white wine vinegar. I used rice vinegar instead and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2005
This was delicious with some mods. I made 1/2 of this recipe to make 4 servings. After reading lots of reviews I changed some things for my 4 servings: used 1 Tbs. sugar (plenty sweet) used a combo of dry white wine and plain rice vinegar (didn't have white wine vinegar) subbed water for about 1/4 of the oil used a 9 oz. bag of "Leafy Green Blend" (and omitted the iceberg lettuce) subbed 1/2 cup Mrs. Cubisson's Herb Seasoned Dressing for the croutons (next time I would not bother with either) and also added a bit of blue cheese. This made a huge amount of salad more like a good 5-6 servings. Very good!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
Hello Michele - Get a clue! I have finally come to the conclusion that I just DON'T like sugar based dressing. The sugar in this pretty much ruined the taste of the salad mind you the salad itself is AWESOME. The dressing - UGH! Thanks for the salad idea Terra. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I make this dressing often and keep it on hand. I use it for all kinds of salads...not just spinach. I do find that it mixes better if you let it come to room temperature before you serve it. It doesn't mix well cold. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2004
Scrumptious!! My 20 year old son who doesn't like salad - loved it!! I served it with the Arti-Cheesy Chicken. Great meal!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I did not decrease the amount of sugar and this salad was a HUGE hit at Christmas. I doubled the amounts to feed 25 and there was plenty! Everyone loved it and had 2nds and 3rds. Great Recipe! Thanks! Read More
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