Rating: 4.65 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a vegetarian-friendly version of wilted spinach salad. You can leave the eggs out and replace honey with agave or sugar to make it vegan.

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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 spinach in a large serving bowl.

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  • Heat canola oil, sesame oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, and salt in a skillet; bring to a boil. Pour hot dressing over spinach. Toss immediately to coat all the leaves with hot dressing. wilting the spinach.

  • Cook and stir onion in the same skillet; coat onion with any remaining dressing in the skillet.

  • Divide wilted spinach among 4 plates; sprinkle each with hard-boiled egg, onion, and toasted almonds. Season with black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 11.3g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 106mg; sodium 723mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2012
I m SO excited to be the first reviewer of this recipe so that I can happily also be the first to report how excellent this salad is. I wasn t expecting to love it but I did. I thought it would be too tangy - but it wasn t. Familiar with how boldly flavored (toasted) sesame seed oil is and how little is required to make its statement I was tempted to cut back on it and rather severely. But because I am this recipe s first reviewer I believed it was important to offer an opinion on the recipe just as written. (Down the road however subsequent reviewers should feel free to tweak to their heart s content) So I prepared the dressing exactly as specified (just using grapeseed oil instead of canola oil which I don t use) and cooked the onion till nearly caramelized. I must tell you that once the dressing began to boil the odor actually was tangy and pungent irritating in my nose but I plodded on! This salad is simply beautiful. It is a remarkably elegant presentation and a taste delight different from anything I have ever tried. The sesame oil is a creative and delicious addition to the dressing and the choice of ingredients is sublime. This to my admitted surprise is a real winner. Read More
(53)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2015
The salad itself was good but the dressing was too acidic tasting. Read More
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2012
I m SO excited to be the first reviewer of this recipe so that I can happily also be the first to report how excellent this salad is. I wasn t expecting to love it but I did. I thought it would be too tangy - but it wasn t. Familiar with how boldly flavored (toasted) sesame seed oil is and how little is required to make its statement I was tempted to cut back on it and rather severely. But because I am this recipe s first reviewer I believed it was important to offer an opinion on the recipe just as written. (Down the road however subsequent reviewers should feel free to tweak to their heart s content) So I prepared the dressing exactly as specified (just using grapeseed oil instead of canola oil which I don t use) and cooked the onion till nearly caramelized. I must tell you that once the dressing began to boil the odor actually was tangy and pungent irritating in my nose but I plodded on! This salad is simply beautiful. It is a remarkably elegant presentation and a taste delight different from anything I have ever tried. The sesame oil is a creative and delicious addition to the dressing and the choice of ingredients is sublime. This to my admitted surprise is a real winner. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2013
I really hate it when people change the recipe why not submit your own but I'll do that anyway. First: This was just like Mom used to make and I loved it back then too but if you fry up a few strips of bacon first crumbled and brown some onions in that bacon fat it will be ot die for. Second: I have found that I need to reheat the dressing several times after the first pour to really wilt that spinach. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2014
This recipe is outstanding! I was looking for a last-minute salad to make with my homemade pizza last night and spinach was the only leafy green I had to work with so I searched for a spinach salad. I was intrigued by this one and I am SO glad I found it! My husband said "Mmmm...this is delicious" after the first bite and raved about it with every single bite after that. He's usually not keen on healthy substitutions for things but he said he missed absolutely nothing with this compared to the bacon grease version. We craved it and made it again tonight and he said he would like to have it very often. Thanks so much for this recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2012
I make this all the time now it was so good. Brought it to a party and it was a hit. Just to warn you though don't heat up the dressing until right before serving otherwise it can get ugly. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2012
Excellent salad! I didn't measure my spinach I just used a 9oz. bag as that is what I had on hand. I think next time I will cut back on the dressing part maybe by 1/3 as I had a bit too much dressing to spinach ratio. All in all hubby and I enjoyed this very much. Another one for the "do again" folder! Thanks! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2013
This is a bomb recipe. I didn't even have onion or Dijon mustard (substituted yellow mustard) and it still came out great. Thanks for sharing this recipe I can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2012
This was totally worth making a special trip to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients. I added grilled portobello mushrooms and sliced strawberries. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
I tried this first time for 2012 Christmas party and received such great compliments! it was wonderful! then we made this again two days ago and finished up a whole lot of spinach! so delicious! i love it! and i have been sending the recipes to family and friends. Thank you MSTRECKE!I also added cranberries cherry tomatoes freshly made bacon bits and toasted walnuts! Yummy!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2014
The whole family likes this one! Love the tangy sweet flavor of the dressing. I added chunks of roasted chicken and hot bread to make it a meal. I always was a fan of the old-fashioned wilted spinach salad with bacon grease but this is just as good and has a lot less fat. We'll enjoy this all summer with fresh spinach or greens from the garden. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2015
The salad itself was good but the dressing was too acidic tasting. Read More