Grandma's Spinach Salad Recipe
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Grandma's Spinach Salad Recipe

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With all its fresh ingredients, this pretty salad was my grandma’s favorite. Even my little ones like it (but don’t tell them spinach is good for them)! —Shelley Riebel, Armada, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 13 cups)
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 5 hard-cooked large eggs, sliced
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 280 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Whisk first four ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
  2. In a 13x9-in. dish, layer half of each of the following: spinach, onion, mushrooms and eggs. Repeat layers. Drizzle with dressing; top with bacon. Yield: 8 servings.
Skip the bacon and this is an easy meat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free potluck dish!
Originally published as Grandma's Spinach Salad in Country August/September 2006, p49

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janleck User ID: 718602 218555
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"This s the best salad by far. I work for a retirement community and the residents just really enjoy this salad. I've made this countless times and its always great! Thanks for sharing."

mbverbsky User ID: 1326008 65455
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2009

"Haven't tried this, but looks very good! Needs bacon, RED onion, fresh mushrooms, and fresh baby spinach"

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