Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 20 MINUTES

2 ratings
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  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard, or more to taste
  • 8 cups fresh spinach, stems removed
  • 8 oz (about 2 1/2 cups) white button mushrooms, 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

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing


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2 Reviews

Shelly 4/18/2015
Sounds wonderful

Sounds wonderful. I will try this at my sister's birthday party this weekend. .

Donna 11/14/2014
I saute my mushr

I saute my mushrooms and add chopped egg to the salad. One of my family's favorites!

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