Spinach Bacon Salad with Warm Dressing

Pauline Greenwood


my family has been serving this on holidays for years!

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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!


1 pkg
spinach, 10 ounces
1/4 lb
mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 small
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


  • 1Trim the spinach of coarse stems and blemished leaves, and wash.
  • 2Pat the spinach dry with paper toweling, tear into bite-size pieces, and put into a large serving bowl along with the mushrooms and onion.
  • 3Set aside.
  • 4Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a 12 inch skillet over moderately high heat until crisp -- about 5 minutes.
  • 5Drain on paper toweling and reserve.
  • 6Pour off all but 5 tablespoons of the drippings.
  • 7Reduce the heat to low.
  • 8Add the mustard, sugar, vinegar, worcestershire sauce and lemon juice to the drippings.
  • 9Stir to mix well.
  • 10Pour the dressing over the salad, crumble the bacon over it, and toss thoroughly.
  • 11Serve immediately.
  • 12Note: 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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About Spinach Bacon Salad with Warm Dressing

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy