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Best Baconless Spinach Salad Dressing

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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15 m servings 106
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 cup)


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  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; 9 6.2 0.1 0 183 Full nutrition

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I made no changes to the recipe and everyone liked it! It was a little sweet for me so I may cut the sugar back just a bit otherwise I will be making it again!

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We will definitely make it again! My son and husband who aren’t big salad eaters both took seconds. We put it over spinach, bacon and hard boiled eggs. Delicious

This dressing is amaazzinnnggg. I used dijon mustard and 1/4 cup of sugar so this is a little less sweet and vegan. Highly recommend!

I am saving this recipe! Better than hot bacon dressing!

I had some fresh dandelion that I was going to make with hot bacon dressing.. then discovered I had no bacon... I made the recipe as is.. it is delicious... never missed the bacon.

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I didn't make any changes. Will be making it again.