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Spinach-Onion Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe

Spinach-Onion Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe

I knew this spinach salad was something special when my picky husband asked for seconds! The sweet-tart bacon dressing with a hint of honey is a real treat.— Leigh Gallagher, Austin, WA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped, divided
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 5 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon and half of the onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Stir in the vinegar, honey, salt and pepper; heat through. Transfer to a small bowl; gradually whisk in oil.
  • 2. Place spinach in a large bowl. Drizzle warm dressing over spinach and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and remaining onion. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 216 calories, 18 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 341 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.