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Hot Spinach Apple Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

10 servings

With a light sweet-tangy dressing, the spinach doesn’t wilt and the apples retain their crunch. We serve this salad with homemade bread. —Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois
Hot Spinach Apple Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 9 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 unpeeled large red apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  2. In same skillet, combine vinegar, brown sugar and reserved drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, combine spinach, apples, onion and bacon. Drizzle with warm dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 117 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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