Hearty Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

This warm, hearty spinach and bacon salad offers comfort at any meal. The glossy dressing features a hint of celery seed for a special touch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Hearty Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water

Directions

  1. Place spinach in a large salad bowl. In a small nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. In the drippings, saute onion until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard, celery seed and pepper. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat; pour over spinach and toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 97 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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