Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

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Mar. 13, 2014

One of my favorite things that my mom would make when we were growing up was her spinach salad. Its insanely good. I added goat cheese and craisins to her original recipe to make it my own but you can play with the ingredients and leave things out if you want.


Spinach 6 Cup (96 tbs)
Bacon slices 6 , sliced, fried till very crispy
Hardboiled eggs 3 , sliced
Sweet onion 1/2 , thinly sliced
Craisins 2 Tablespoon
Goat cheese 1 Ounce (Optional)
For the dressing
Bacon fat 2 Tablespoon , warmed
Sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Red wine vinegar 3 Tablespoon
Canola oil 3 Tablespoon
Red pepper flake 1/8 Teaspoon
Salt and pepper To Taste



1. In a serving plate, place the spinach, followed by onion, bacon, hardboiled egg, craisins, and goat cheese. Set aside.

2. For the dressing – in a pan, heat the bacon fat and add in the sugar; stir until dissolved.

3. Pour in the red wine vinegar and stir, followed by the canola oil.

4. Turn off the stove and season the dressing with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

5. Pour in the hot dressing over the salad just before serving and toss.


6. Serve spinach salad with grilled chicken.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 246Calories from Fat 161

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.7%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 171 mg7.13%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g5%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 12 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet