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Tomato Bacon Spinach Salad

To dress up her swift spinach salad, Wendy Barnwell blends bottled Catalina dressing with warm bacon drippings and mustard. "It's a tasty addition to summer menus," shares the Fortuna, California cook. "I'm sure your family will enjoy this salad as much as mine."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/3 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups baby spinach or torn fresh spinach
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue or feta cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings. Add the salad dressing, mustard, salt and pepper to the drippings; cook and stir over low heat until heated through.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, tomatoes, cheese and bacon. Drizzle with warm dressing; toss gently to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 138 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 501mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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