Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad Recipe
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Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad Recipe

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A tangy warm dressing pulls together all of the delicious elements in this great-tasting spring salad. The bowl looks colorful, thanks to the red onion and sunny hard-cooked eggs in the mixture. -Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 18 cups fresh spinach, torn
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 red onion slices, separated into rings

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 140 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, mustard and salt. Gradually stir in water and vinegar until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Gradually stir a small amount of hot dressing into beaten egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil.
  2. Place spinach in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with warm dressing; toss to coat. Top with the hard-boiled eggs, bacon and onion. Serve immediately. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p33

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eileendresser User ID: 1191023 125211
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"Everyone loved the dressing on this salad. Asked for recipe. Will definately make again."

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