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Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad Recipe

Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 red onion slices, separated into rings

Directions

  • 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-cooked eggs, bacon and onion. Serve immediately. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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