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Emily’s Spinach Salad

I've always loved eating spinach—it's grown here in our area. When I saw an announcement of a spinach cooking contest, I made up this recipe to enter. I was delighted when my colorful, tangy salad took the grand prize! —Emily Fields, Santana, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first 10 ingredients; set aside. Place spinach in a large salad bowl.
  • Just before serving, whisk dressing again and drizzle over spinach; toss gently. Garnish with bacon and egg slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 219 calories, 22g fat (3g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • vonping
    Jan 8, 2019

    used 1/3 canola oil

  • JanCH
    Jan 19, 2013

    Flavor was not good. Curry was strong as was the taste of oil.

  • mjcharnik
    May 6, 2012

    best spinach salad EVER

  • vieux
    Apr 23, 2012

    Recipes are just a guide and you make them to your own taste. Excellent as it stands. Tried it as is but then cut the oil. Thank you Emily. This is a winner. Top the salad with thin slices of grilled smoked duck breast and you have a main course to die for

  • Cblume
    Apr 9, 2012

    Simple and good!

  • Gwenah
    Apr 9, 2012

    We liked this recipe but the dressing has way too much canola oil for our tastes. I couldn't even taste the red wine vinegar and it has a strong flavor. This salad is very healthy and will try it again with less oil!

  • suezmike
    Apr 8, 2012

    Sounds good but what exactly is "seasoned" pepper? Would love to make this!

  • MsSuziD
    Apr 7, 2012

    I have used half iceberg and half spinach. This dressing is very good and I love the curry, garlic additions. Very, very nice.

  • roofus
    Apr 7, 2012

    This recipe is not new. A couple of small changes is all it took.

  • over50
    Apr 7, 2012

    can for you keep the dressing for awhile in fridge ?