Strawberries and spinach are delicious in the Spring, and tossed with other fresh ingredients, real bacon, and hard cooked eggs, they make a wonderful salad. A sweet, tangy oil and vinegar dressing tops it off!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the eggs in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover, and let eggs stand in hot water for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from hot water and cool. Peel, chop, and set aside.

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  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium high heat until crisp and evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, toss together the eggs, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, strawberries, onion, kiwi, and orange.

  • In a separate bowl, mix the ketchup, water, olive oil, brown sugar, cider vinegar, and brown mustard. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over the salad mixture, and top the salad with croutons.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 52 mg cholesterol; 437 mg sodium. 17.5 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I love making my own salad dressing and this is one of my favorites. People ask me for the recipe whenever I make it. I omit the kiwi and orange and usually add corn. I only use maybe a quarter of the dressing on the salad. I don't like salad swimming in dressing but I save the rest and use on other salads or give it away to a guest so they can enjoy it. This is really a nice sweet and tangy dressing that works well with a lot of different salads. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2013
After reading through the recipe and the reviews I was expecting to love this salad. However the reaction from myself and two guests was "meh." We all agreed that we liked each individual ingredient but they didn't seem to meld together very well. And leftovers were enjoyed more with bottled ranch dressing than with the homemade dressing. I'm rating this a 3 but it was actually more of a 2 1/2. I won't be making this again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I love making my own salad dressing and this is one of my favorites. People ask me for the recipe whenever I make it. I omit the kiwi and orange and usually add corn. I only use maybe a quarter of the dressing on the salad. I don't like salad swimming in dressing but I save the rest and use on other salads or give it away to a guest so they can enjoy it. This is really a nice sweet and tangy dressing that works well with a lot of different salads. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I love making my own salad dressing and this is one of my favorites. People ask me for the recipe whenever I make it. I omit the kiwi and orange and usually add corn. I only use maybe a quarter of the dressing on the salad. I don't like salad swimming in dressing but I save the rest and use on other salads or give it away to a guest so they can enjoy it. This is really a nice sweet and tangy dressing that works well with a lot of different salads. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
This was a big hit at our Easter Dinner this year! The salad is really easy to make - I think the dressing is wonderful and it really makes the salad a success! you can pour as much on or as little of the dressing on as you want! I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2004
Very Good! Perhaps too much dressing but otherwise a big hit Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
Excellent!! Made it for the mother-in-law for Mothers Day.....big hit. The only alteration I made was leaving out the kiwi and I found the directions made way too much dressing so you can probably cut in half. Will certainly make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2004
I love to make unique salads that are a "taste sensation" and all the ingredients with the dressing come together to make a fabulous tasting salad. I will be adding this to my repertoire of summer/brunch salads. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2008
This salad was alright. I did not really care for the bacon in it; I thought it gave it a little bit of a funny taste. Other than that the combination of flavors was excellent. I love fruit in salads and the tangy dressing really complimented the sweetness of the fruit. I served this for Easter dinner and everyone seemed to enjoy it even though it was different than our usual salad. I would make it again but I think next time I am going to add some nuts possibly candied walnuts or almonds and omit the bacon. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2007
This salad was delicious!! Absolutely the best salad I have made hands down. I made it for a family gathering and everybody thought it was wonderful. My husband even commented on how this was the best salad I have made. And he loved the dressing. Thanks for a great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2008
I made this for dinner last night added rotisserie chicken. My husband loved it so much he must have complimented me 10 times. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2011
Instead of the mushrooms kiwi and mandarin oranges I added fresh pineapple. Also used dijon mustard instead of brown and slightly increased the dressing ingredients in proportion to the olive oil as it seemed too 'oily'. I will definitely keep playing with this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2013
After reading through the recipe and the reviews I was expecting to love this salad. However the reaction from myself and two guests was "meh." We all agreed that we liked each individual ingredient but they didn't seem to meld together very well. And leftovers were enjoyed more with bottled ranch dressing than with the homemade dressing. I'm rating this a 3 but it was actually more of a 2 1/2. I won't be making this again. Read More
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