Hearty Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- Place spinach in a large salad bowl; set aside. In a small nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain.
- 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.
- Remove from the heat; pour over spinach and toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts3/4 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.
Nov 27, 2019
Now my MOST requested salad for Thanksgiving!! Love it (just as written)!!
Sep 13, 2017
This was excellent! I added 3/4 c. Half red onion/half shallot and used dijon mustard instead of the ground mustard because its what I had.
Jan 11, 2011
Delicious! This was my first time ever having this and I love it.
Aug 24, 2010
Awesome! This is a great recipe to make with your family or for guests. It was loved by all!
Jan 25, 2010
Love this recipe! Great flavors with fresh spinach from my garden.