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Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing

This easy spinach salad with warm bacon dressing combines a bunch of different vibrant flavors to make your tastebuds happy.
Categories Salad
Difficulty Easy
Keyword applebee's hot bacon dressing recipe, spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, warm bacon dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 341 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 2-4 large eggs
  • 8 slices thick bacon
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard can substitute spicy mustard
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4-6 large white mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 red onion very thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Add the eggs to a deep pot and completely cover with cold water. Heat the pan over medium-high heat until the water starts to boil. Once the water boils, turn off the heat, cover the pan with a lid and allow to sit for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, carefully drain the hot water and rinse the hard-boiled eggs in cold water to stop them from cooking further. Set the eggs aside to cool. When ready to serve, peel them and slice in half.
  2. While the eggs are boiling, fry the bacon in a large fry pan over medium heat until crispy, flipping occasionally. Once crispy, remove from the pan and place on a paper towel to cool and drain, reserving 3 tbsp. of the bacon grease.
  3. When the bacon is cooled, crumble and set aside.
  4. Transfer the 3 tbsp. bacon grease to a small mixing bowl and whisk in the red wine vinegar, sugar, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, and black pepper. Season with any additional salt or pepper, to taste.
  5. Place the spinach, mushrooms and sliced red onion in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine. Add the dressing and bacon and toss to combine.
  6. Divide the salad between 2-4 plates or bowls and evenly divide the halved eggs among them.
  7. Serve while dressing is still warm.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 253
% Daily Value*
Fat 28.1g43%
Saturated Fat 9.3g47%
Cholesterol 224.3mg75%
Sodium 508.7mg21%
Carbohydrates 6.1g2%
Fiber 1.6g6%
Sugar 2.9g3%
Protein 15.7g31%
Vitamin A 1950IU39%
Vitamin C 23.9mg29%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.