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

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This was my grandma’s favorite salad. It’s colorful and has a sweet-sour blend to tempt any taste buds. Even my kids like it (don’t tell them spinach is good for them)! With the increasing popularity of spinach, more farmers in our state are growing this crop than ever before.
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
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 5 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 272 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, oil, vinegar and celery seed.
  2. In a large salad bowl, layer half of the spinach, onion, mushrooms and eggs. Repeat layers. Top with bacon. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Spinach Salad in Country August/September 2006, p49

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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."

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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