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spinach bacon salad with warm dressing

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Pauline Greenwood
Iowa City, IA

my family has been serving this on holidays for years!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a classic dish and a terrific recipe. If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend serving it with your next meal!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spinach bacon salad with warm dressing

  • 1 pkg
    spinach, 10 ounces
  • 1/4 lb
    mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 sm
    red onion
  • 8 slice
    bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How To Make spinach bacon salad with warm dressing

  • 1
    Trim the spinach of coarse stems and blemished leaves, and wash.
  • 2
    Pat the spinach dry with paper toweling, tear into bite-size pieces, and put into a large serving bowl along with the mushrooms and onion.
  • 3
    Set aside.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a 12 inch skillet over moderately high heat until crisp -- about 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Drain on paper toweling and reserve.
  • 6
    Pour off all but 5 tablespoons of the drippings.
  • 7
    Reduce the heat to low.
  • 8
    Add the mustard, sugar, vinegar, worcestershire sauce and lemon juice to the drippings.
  • 9
    Stir to mix well.
  • 10
    Pour the dressing over the salad, crumble the bacon over it, and toss thoroughly.
  • 11
    Serve immediately.
  • 12
    Note: To make ahead, prepare the salad and dressing, but do not combine. Cover the salad with plastic food wrap and refrigerate. Before serving, heat dressing and toss with the salad.

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