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Grandma's Spinach Salad Recipe

Grandma's Spinach Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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 .

Reviews for Grandma's Spinach Salad

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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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