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Wilted Spinach Salad

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This wilted spinach salad is a flavorful spinach salad recipe. Prepared with bacon for taste along with red onions and pepper, the wilted spinach salad is dressed with a warm white wine and vinegar mix. Toss and serve this yummy salad!
  Fresh spinach/Iceberg lettuce / escarole / chicory 1 Pound, trimmed
  Lean bacon slice 1
  Sweet red pepper 1 Medium, cored, seeded, and sliced lengthwise into strips about 1/4 inch wide (Yellow Or Green Pepper)
  Red onion 1 Small, chopped fine
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon

Wash the spinach, pat it dry with paper towels, and tear it into bite size pieces.
Place in a large salad bowl and set aside.
In a heavy 7 inch skillet over moderate heat, cook the bacon until crisp 3 to 4 minutes; remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel.
Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings.
Add the red pepper, onion, and garlic to the hot drippings, and cook, stirring, over moderate heat for 2 minutes.
Add the wine, vinegar, sugar, and black pepper; bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute.
Pour the hot dressing over the spinach and toss well.
Crumble the reserved bacon over the top and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 244 Calories from Fat 21

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.7%

Saturated Fat 0.33 g1.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 4.2 mg1.4%

Sodium 421 mg17.5%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.2%

Dietary Fiber 13.7 g54.9%

Sugars 12.2 g

Protein 16 g32.6%

Vitamin A 929.8% Vitamin C 488.4%

Calcium 48.7% Iron 74.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Wilted Spinach Salad Recipe