Grandma’s Spinach Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 10 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 13 cups)
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
- 5 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
- 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- Whisk first 4 ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
- In a 13x9-in. dish, layer half of each of the following: spinach, onion, mushrooms and eggs. Repeat layers. Drizzle with dressing; top with bacon.
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 cups: 280 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.
Aug 24, 2019
My husband and I both love this recipe. I served with either a strawberry vinaigrette or a red wine vinaigrette. Eat it as a side or add some diced or shredded rotisserie chicken to it just before serving for your entree. Very Good!
Jun 11, 2019
It is a very good salad and I have made it before, so this time I decreased the sugar to 1/4 cup and it was just as good.
Apr 17, 2018
Big hit at my house! The only thing I did differently was to saute the mushrooms in the left-over bacon grease. If red onion is too strong for you, you could use a sweet onion instead. But I love red onion and its color. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It is a definite keeper!
Feb 1, 2017
Jan 3, 2017
I make the dressing in the pan that I cooked bacon in, removing most of the fat, add balsamic vinegar and garlic powder (just a sprinkle) and a little sugar. It is one of my family's favorites!!
Dec 1, 2016
I have a mixed review on this--the salad was great, however, I really didn't like the dressing. I tasted like all oil. I used a strawberry vinagarette instead.
Nov 5, 2016
I have been making this salad for years. The dressing can be made the day before and pulsed in a blender. I add dry, seasoned. Stuffing mix and toss just before serving. It is always a hit at potluck!,
Oct 29, 2016
This was a great salad and I will make it again for adults, but it was not at all a hit with any of the kids. Not one of the 8 kids in attendance would even touch it with all the onions, mushrooms, and vinegar as ingredients. One kid did pick out some boiled egg. But they loved the cherry Jello I fixed just in case.
Oct 27, 2016
A healthy salad to pair with any meal. BUT, especially perfect for a potluck or a family gathering - especially since a lot of people are going more vegetarian, it's easy to leave off the bacon if you're not sure! (Or, to just have it on the side!) Definitely have this in my 13x9 recipe wheelhouse!
Jan 22, 2015
This s the best salad by far. I work for a retirement community and the residents just really enjoy this salad. I've made this countless times and its always great! Thanks for sharing.