This is a quick and easy recipe that is sure to impress guests. It's not your ordinary spinach salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Dressing:
Salad:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix vinegar, sugar, water, butter, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves and mixture is bubbling, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

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  • Whisk egg into dressing; return saucepan to low heat and simmer until dressing thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Combine spinach, mushrooms, mandarin oranges, almonds, bacon, red onion rings, and croutons in a large bowl; pour dressing over salad. Toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; fat 7.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 38.6mg 13% DV; sodium 277.9mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2014
This recipe is great! It is very retro with the warm dressing but the combo of butter sugar and vinegar is delectable! I did not use slivered almonds because I had toasted pecans and that were fabulous. I recommend this for everyone! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/12/2019
The butter in the dressing made it congeal over everything in the salad giving everything a solidified butter coating that was not appealing. I should have thought about that. No just no on this salad dressing. Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2014
This recipe is great! It is very retro with the warm dressing but the combo of butter sugar and vinegar is delectable! I did not use slivered almonds because I had toasted pecans and that were fabulous. I recommend this for everyone! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2014
Just made this for the second time in 2 weeks. Fabulous! Didn't change a thing. Didn't add croutons though. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2014
This recipe is very easy & delicious. I may substitute another sweetener for some of the sugar next time I make it; or I may decrease the amount of sugar by 1/3. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
Delicious just the way it is I skipped the cooling step because I was in a hurry and it didn't seem to take away from the product's end result just make sure its completely dissolved! So good put bacon on anything and the kids will eat it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2015
This salad was so good. We used 2 Tsp of honey rather than the sugar. Excellent dressing and salad. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
Lots of compliments about the salad. I shared the recipe with my guests that tried it. Very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2017
No changes to the recipe and it was delicious; will do it again! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2017
This was a great salad. Not hard to make and very tasty. I served it to guests and they were very complimentary of both the salad and dressing. I didn't toss with dressing because I knew my husband wouldn't care for it so I put out several dressing choices and explained this one. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2017
Very good salad. The dressing was good but I think the salad would be just as good with a bottled poppyseed dressing. I used cashews instead of almonds and opted not to use the croutons. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/12/2019
The butter in the dressing made it congeal over everything in the salad giving everything a solidified butter coating that was not appealing. I should have thought about that. No just no on this salad dressing. Read More