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Hot Spinach Apple Salad

 Hot Spinach Apple Salad
This salad is just lightly coated in a sweet-tangy dressing so the spinach doesn't wilt and the apples retain their crunch. We especially like this salad served with homemade bread.—Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 9 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 large red apples, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove to paper
  • towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  • In the same skillet, combine the vinegar, brown sugar and reserved
  • drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Cool slightly.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, apples, onion and bacon.
  • Drizzle with warm dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield:
  • 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 127 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.