Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Bacon Dressing:

5 slices bacon
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey mustard, or more to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spinach Salad:

8 cups fresh spinach leaves, stems removed
8 ounces white button mushrooms (about 2 1/2 cups), thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced





In a skillet add the bacon and cook over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Roughly chop and set aside.

Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet. Heat the remaining fat over medium-high heat, add the shallots and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the vinegar, desired amount of mustard, and salt and pepper, to taste. Scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet, bring to a simmer, then remove the skillet from the heat.

For the salad, in a large salad bowl, toss together the spinach, mushrooms, bacon and onion. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Serve warm

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You always have delicious recipes

By beverlyhelene on January 08, 2014


After reading the recipe and looking at the picture, the salad reminds me a lot of the wilted lettuce salad my grandma used to make. Have not had it since she passed in the 60's. Sure would like to have it again, but not sure how she made it.

By Sharon on January 18, 2013



By margaretta hoffman on March 03, 2012


AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!I sure do injoy this flavor it reminds me of my chidhood memories back home.you truly have a blessed day!love and hugs across the miles!

By Anonymous on March 03, 2012


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By Audrey on July 01, 2011


My husband and I watched the episode when you and your son made this salad, and thought it looked very good and we would like to try to make it. Will get the ingredients and make it let you know how it turns out. Thank you for having this recipe on line! Sincerly, Sharon De Maio

By Sharon De Maio on April 03, 2011


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By DANA STALLWORTH on February 09, 2011


this was an excellent spin on my warm spinach salad. thanks for the upgrade!

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