The heated bacon dressing wilts the spinach leaves and gives this salad a wonderfully delicate sweet and sour flavor.
The salad is garnished with sliced hard cooked eggs and crumbled bacon, and gets nice crunch from the red onion and radishes.
Make this salad as a lunch dish or take it along to a potluck or tailgating event.
Yield: Serves 4
- 10 to 12 ounces fresh spinach, washed and torn into bit-size pieces
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 5 to 6 radishes, thinly sliced
- 2 hard-cooked eggs, 1 chopped, 1 sliced
- 2 to 4 slices bacon
- 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons bacon drippings
- 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
- 3 tbsp. vinegar
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
Place prepared spinach in a large bowl. Add onions and radishes. Refrigerate, tightly covered. Fry or microwave bacon until crisp; remove to paper towel and set aside. In a small jar or measuring cup combine drippings with sugar, vinegar, water, salt and pepper. Refrigerate all ingredients until just before serving. When ready to serve, microwave the dressing on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds, or until mixture boils. Toss the chopped egg with the greens then pour the hot dressing over greens mixture; toss again lightly.
Arrange the salad on salad plates and top each with a few slices of egg and crumbled bacon.
More Spinach Salads
Spinach Salad With Figs and Warm Bacon Dressing
Fresh Spinach Salad
Spinach Salad with Hard Cooked Eggs and Mayonnaise
Spinach Salad with Pineapple
Strawberry and Spinach Salad
Turkey and Spinach Salad with Wild Rice
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