Bean Sprout Spinach Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
Bean sprouts, bacon crumbles and sunflower kernels lend a pleasant crunch to my mom's refreshing version of spinach salad. The tangy oil-and-vinegar dressing coats the mixture well. Mom will sometimes add a few radish slices for color. -Susan Emery Everett, Washington


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 cup canned bean sprouts
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 green onions
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the first six ingredients. Cook and stir over low heat until the mixture reaches 160°. Remove from the heat; cool.
  2. In a serving bowl, toss the spinach, bean sprouts, bacon and green onions. Drizzle with 1/2 cup salad dressing; toss to coat. Garnish with egg slices and sunflower kernels. Serve immediately. Refrigerate remaining dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 342 calories, 32g fat (5g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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