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Hot Bacon Spinach Salad

When I got married, my husband said he hated spinach! I prepared this salad and dressing for him and he now requests it all the time!—Lisa Spiegel Westbrook, Georgetown, Delaware
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, trimmed and torn
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • HOT BACON DRESSING:
  • 8 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, mushrooms and onions. Divide among four salad plates; arrange tomatoes on top. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving drippings. Add water, vinegar and sugar to the drippings. Bring to a boil; remove from the heat.
  • Stir 3 tablespoons of hot dressing into the eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Drizzle over salads; sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately.

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  • justmbeth
    Mar 7, 2017

    Delicious! I found the dressing a bit temperamental to make as the eggs started curdling, even though I tempered them as directed. I only made a 1/2 recipe so that may have been the factor, may have needed to add more than 1 1/2 tbsp. of the dressing to the egg.