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Spinach-Onion Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

 Spinach-Onion Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.