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Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

 Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
This salad has been a family favorite for a while! I love to bring this to parties or simply eat as a wonderful lunch or side dish. —Nikki Barton, Providence, Utah
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine spinach, lettuce, mushrooms and bacon. Place
  • vinegar, onion, sugar, salt and mustard in blender. While
  • processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Transfer to a
  • bowl; stir in poppy seeds.
  • Divide salad among six plates; drizzle with dressing. Yield: 6
  • servings (1 cup dressing).
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups with about 2 tablespoons dressing equals 280 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 24 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.