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Tomato Bacon Spinach Salad Recipe
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Tomato Bacon Spinach Salad Recipe

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To dress up her swift spinach salad, Wendy Barnwell blends bottled Catalina dressing with warm bacon drippings and mustard. "It's a tasty addition to summer menus," shares the Fortuna, California cook. "I'm sure your family will enjoy this salad as much as mine."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/3 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups baby spinach or torn fresh spinach
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue or feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 138 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 501 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings. Add the salad dressing, mustard, salt and pepper to the drippings; cook and stir over low heat until heated through.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, tomatoes, cheese and bacon. Drizzle with warm dressing; toss gently to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Tomato Spinach Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p20

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"I have made this salad a couple of times and I really enjoy it and will continue to make it."

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