Emily's Spinach Salad Recipe
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Emily's Spinach Salad Recipe

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I've always loved eating spinach—it's grown here in our area. When I saw an announcement of a spinach cooking contest, I made up this recipe to enter. I was delighted when my colorful, tangy salad took the grand prize! —Emily Fields, Santana, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 219 calories, 22g fat (3g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first 10 ingredients; set aside. Place spinach in a large salad bowl.
  2. Just before serving, whisk dressing again and drizzle over spinach; toss gently. Garnish with bacon and egg slices. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Emily's Spinach Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p25

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JanCH User ID: 6677345 198395
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Flavor was not good. Curry was strong as was the taste of oil."

mjcharnik User ID: 5301212 1102
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"best spinach salad EVER"

vieux User ID: 4712790 2773
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"Recipes are just a guide and you make them to your own taste. Excellent as it stands. Tried it as is but then cut the oil. Thank you Emily. This is a winner. Top the salad with thin slices of grilled smoked duck breast and you have a main course to die for"

Cblume User ID: 4678501 1904
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"Simple and good!"

Gwenah User ID: 1989062 1853
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"We liked this recipe but the dressing has way too much canola oil for our tastes. I couldn't even taste the red wine vinegar and it has a strong flavor. This salad is very healthy and will try it again with less oil!"

suezmike User ID: 4334572 2528
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"Sounds good but what exactly is "seasoned" pepper? Would love to make this!"

MsSuziD User ID: 2865064 3142
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"I have used half iceberg and half spinach. This dressing is very good and I love the curry, garlic additions. Very, very nice."

roofus User ID: 4065640 1101
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"This recipe is not new. A couple of small changes is all it took."

over50 User ID: 4996866 4111
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"can for you keep the dressing for awhile in fridge ?"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2536951 2301
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"I, also, have been making this for years and passed the recipe along to many. Everyone LOVES it!!!"

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