Best Baconless Spinach Salad Dressing


My daughter is vegetarian so I came up with this alternative to hot bacon dressing for spinach salad. This is great if there are vegetarians at your table. I serve crumbled bacon on the side so we still get the delicious flavor of hot bacon dressing! You can substitute Dijon mustard for the honey Dijon mustard, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 cup


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons honey Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons grated red onion

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice

  • cup white sugar, or more to taste


  1. Whisk olive oil, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, red onion, sea salt, black pepper, and lemon juice together in a microwave-safe bowl.

  2. Cook oil mixture in the microwave until hot and almost boiling, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Gradually whisk sugar into hot mixture until dressing is thick and creamy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
9g Fat
6g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 10mg 0%

* 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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