Horseradish Spinach Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


10 servings (1-1/4 cups dressing)

Updated: Feb. 08, 2022
Every time I serve this fresh spinach salad, I’m asked for the recipe. Everyone enjoys the zesty dressing, bacon pieces and toasted pecans. It’s so easy and impressive.


  • 3/4 cup cream-style cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. In a food processor, combine cottage cheese and sour cream; cover and process until smooth. Add the sugar, vinegar, horseradish, mustard and salt; cover and process until smooth.
  2. In a salad bowl, toss spinach with pecans and bacon. Serve with dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 163 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.