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Spinach Salad: On the Side #14

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This salad is an updated version of the classic recipe. It still has all the great flavor, but a lot less fat.
  Baby spinach 6 Ounce
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Cider vinegar 4 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Thick bacon slices 4 Medium, cut into pieces
  Red onion 1⁄4 , finely chopped
  Minced garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Eggs 3 Large

1. Place spinach in large bowl.
2. In a small measuring cup, mix together the vinegar, sugar, pepper, and salt and set aside.
3. In medium saute pan, cook bacon over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon from pan and onto some paper towel to drain. Pour the rendered bacon fat in the pan into a foil-lined bowl or can. (This can be thrown away later.)
4. Return the pan to the stove and turn heat down to medium.
5. Add olive oil and cook the onion & garlic for about 1 minute. Switch to a wooden spoon. Slide the pan off the heat and add the vinegar mixture.
6. By stirring in small circles, dissolve the browned bits in into the vinegar.
7. Pour the hot dressing over spinach leaves and toss with tongs. Then add the chopped egg & bacon and toss well.

8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 292 Calories from Fat 178

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31.3%

Saturated Fat 6.4 g31.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 339.4 mg113.1%

Sodium 731.5 mg30.5%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.4%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 18 g35.8%

Vitamin A 127.3% Vitamin C 46.6%

Calcium 13.7% Iron 20.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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