Every time I serve this I am asked for the recipe. It is sooo.. good!

Dee
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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, and cool. Once cool, peel and chop.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

  • Prepare the dressing in a blender by combining the onion, sugar, salt, oil, vinegar, pepper, celery seed and Dijon mustard. Blend until smooth.

  • In a large salad bowl, combine the eggs, bacon, spinach, croutons and mushrooms. Toss to mix. Pour enough dressing over salad to lightly coat. Toss and serve.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; 37.3 g total fat; 150 mg cholesterol; 774 mg sodium. 27 g carbohydrates; 12.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
I think the serving size listed for this recipe is incorrect. It says: serves 6. Two pounds of spinach is a huge amount even as the main meal this would probably feed more. Assuming you're serving it as a side salad this recipe (using 2 lbs of spinach) should feed about 24 people. I scaled this recipe back to get the correct amount needed for 6 people (I would allow one egg per person though). It worked great. I would strongly suggest that you make your own croutons using the GARLIC CROUTON recipe submitted by Cathy Hofmann. It's wonderful!! Time saving tips: 1. don't use a blender put everything into a wide mouth bottle (like a 16 oz Gatorade bottle) and shake it up. No blender to clean and you can toss the bottle! 2. use REAL bacon already cooked and crumbled at the store. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2003
Very good recipe! I took the suggestions of cutting down the sugar about 1/2. It turned out great... Read More
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353 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 287
  • 4 star values: 53
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
I think the serving size listed for this recipe is incorrect. It says: serves 6. Two pounds of spinach is a huge amount even as the main meal this would probably feed more. Assuming you're serving it as a side salad this recipe (using 2 lbs of spinach) should feed about 24 people. I scaled this recipe back to get the correct amount needed for 6 people (I would allow one egg per person though). It worked great. I would strongly suggest that you make your own croutons using the GARLIC CROUTON recipe submitted by Cathy Hofmann. It's wonderful!! Time saving tips: 1. don't use a blender put everything into a wide mouth bottle (like a 16 oz Gatorade bottle) and shake it up. No blender to clean and you can toss the bottle! 2. use REAL bacon already cooked and crumbled at the store. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
I think the serving size listed for this recipe is incorrect. It says: serves 6. Two pounds of spinach is a huge amount even as the main meal this would probably feed more. Assuming you're serving it as a side salad this recipe (using 2 lbs of spinach) should feed about 24 people. I scaled this recipe back to get the correct amount needed for 6 people (I would allow one egg per person though). It worked great. I would strongly suggest that you make your own croutons using the GARLIC CROUTON recipe submitted by Cathy Hofmann. It's wonderful!! Time saving tips: 1. don't use a blender put everything into a wide mouth bottle (like a 16 oz Gatorade bottle) and shake it up. No blender to clean and you can toss the bottle! 2. use REAL bacon already cooked and crumbled at the store. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2003
Very good recipe! I took the suggestions of cutting down the sugar about 1/2. It turned out great... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2003
This was very good. My husband who normally will not touch spinach loved it. I did add more mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
This is a great spinach salad recipe. Especially for those of us who live in a warm climate (FL) and don't need a "hot dressing" all the time. I used a red onion the first time I made the recipe and the dressing came out a nice pink color in contrast to the green spinach. One egg per person is the way to go and I only used one bag of spinach for six people. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
WOW! What a salad. I have made this so many times and the bowl is always empty!! I have also used the dressing on other in other salads. The dressing is great on plain lettuce. I usually use bacon that is precooked from the store and have also added feta cheese almonds and dried cranberries to this salad. I do not use a blender to make the dressing just a jar and a good shake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2007
Absolutely OUTSTANDING. I too made some changes but loved it and my wife drooled over it. I used Balsamic Vinegar and didn't have Celery seed so used sesame instead. Will most defiately be making again. Would rate this as a 10 if it were available. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
My gang loves spinach and salad so this was great for us. Other than using baby spinach leaves I didn't change a thing. This recipe is also good with the hot bacon dressing which is on this site. Yum and thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
Don't look for other recipes. This is the one you were searching for! The dressing is excellent although a drop sweet. I skipped the bacon. Used scallions instead of onion. Quick and easy to prepare and certain to be finished in one meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2003
Excellent recipe! I made it easy by using pre-washed and bagged baby spinach pre sliced mushrooms and pre-cooked bacon. The dressing was excellent and the hit of the party I took it to. Everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks Read More
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