Spinach Bacon Salad with Warm Dressing

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Pauline Greenwood

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@SugarCookie

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! The Test Kitchen


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Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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
    sugar
  • 2 tsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How to Make Spinach Bacon Salad with Warm Dressing

Step-by-Step

  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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About Spinach Bacon Salad with Warm Dressing

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




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