Wilted Spinach Salad and Bacon Vinaigrette

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Fresh baby spinach, sliced mushrooms, and boiled eggs are topped with a hot bacon vinaigrette with caramelized onions. Very satisfying and earthy! This is also great topped with grape tomatoes for a little tart pop reminiscent of a nice BLT.

1
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) package bacon

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup white vinegar

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 pound fresh spinach

  • 1 (12 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced

Directions

  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels, reserving about 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in the skillet. Crumble bacon.

  2. Heat reserved bacon drippings over medium heat; cook and stir onion in hot bacon drippings until slightly tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Combine vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar and salt are dissolved, about 5 minutes. Add bacon and onion and simmer over low heat until dressing is blended, 3 minutes.

  4. Mix spinach, mushrooms, and eggs together in a large bowl. Pour dressing over spinach mixture; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

978 Calories
72g Fat
69g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 978
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 72g 92%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 2327mg 101%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 61g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 41mg 204%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1300mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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