Spinach-Onion Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I knew this spinach salad was something special when my picky husband asked for seconds! The sweet-tart bacon dressing with a hint of honey is a real treat.— Leigh Gallagher, Austin, WA


  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped, divided
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 5 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon and half of the onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Stir in the vinegar, honey, salt and pepper; heat through. Transfer to a small bowl; gradually whisk in oil.
  2. Place spinach in a large bowl. Drizzle warm dressing over spinach and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and remaining onion.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 216 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.