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Spinach & Bacon Salad with Peaches

Peaches and bacon? Oh, yeah. I made this family favorite for a big summer party. It was so easy to prep the parts separately, then toss it all together right before chow time. —Megan Riofski, Frankfort, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (1-1/2 cups dressing)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • SALAD:
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach (about 6 ounces)
  • 2 medium peaches, sliced
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 large hard-boiled large eggs, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Place the first 6 ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. In a large bowl, combine spinach, peaches, mushrooms, eggs, bacon, onion and almonds. Serve with dressing and cheese.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups salad with 3 tablespoons dressing: 391 calories, 35g fat (6g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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