This salad has a warm and slightly tangy bacon dressing. It's one of my family's favorite ways to enjoy a spinach salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat.

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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 cut in wedges.

  • Return 2 tablespoons bacon fat to skillet, stir in sugar, vinegar, water and salt. Keep warm.

  • Wash and remove stems from spinach, dry thoroughly and break into pieces in salad bowl. Pour warm dressing over and toss until coated.

  • Top salad with mushrooms and bacon, garnish with egg.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 10.6g 21% DV; carbohydrates 7.5g 2% DV; fat 6.8g 10% DV; cholesterol 102.9mg 34% DV; sodium 625.3mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/17/2005
I hate to be the downer but I really did not like this recipe. Maybe it was the bacon grease dressing, but it was just "blah." I prefer a spinach salad with red onions and croutons in addition to the bacon, eggs, and mushrooms. Read More
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128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 80
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2003
I love this recipe. I had spinach salad at a restaurant in one of the local casinos and couldn't get enough. This recipe was every bit as good and so easy to make. You may need to adjust the sugar to taste. I also added some sugared pecans. Eat while hot for the best taste. Next time I think I will try it with Balsamic vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2003
Very tasty. I used balsamic vinegar as opposed to cider vinegar because I didn't have the cider. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/16/2005
I hate to be the downer but I really did not like this recipe. Maybe it was the bacon grease dressing, but it was just "blah." I prefer a spinach salad with red onions and croutons in addition to the bacon, eggs, and mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
I have made this recipe a number of times and it always gets rave reviews. I also like to add avocado slices and roasted nuts (either pecans or almonds) to the recipe for variation. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2005
I really like this recipe. The first time I made it though I found that there wasn't nearly enough dressing so I've doubled it ever since. Even then it's a little sparse. Nonetheless this is really tasty. I served it a couple weeks ago along with a pork roast and oven-roasted potatoes and our guest (who eats like a bird) really chowed down on this dish. Very very good. Thanks Monique. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2003
I loved this salad!! Great flavor too!I made all ahead and poured the hot dressing over and tossed just before serving. Very Good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2005
My husband really loved this salad. Next time I may make a little more dressing but other than that it was FABULOUS!!! thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2003
this was really good! i have made it several times since trying it for the first time. i add more bacon than called for and do not always break the stems off of the spinach but that doesnt matter. my husband likes it too (has even requested it) and he doesnt like raw spinach! Read More
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