Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing

April 22, 2014

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As the weather gets warmer I love to introduce more salads into my meals. This spinach salad with warm bacon dressing is actually a salad that I fell in love with years ago. I first tasted it at a local restaurant. Of course, the dressing was that restaurant’s house dressing. And it was so tasty that it really stuck in my mind. Luckily, one of my friends had made a similar recipe and was willing to share it with me.

I have tried this recipe with three different types of vinegar….apple cider, balsamic and red wine.  You can substitute any of them, but it will change the taste. I ultimately decided that I liked the organic red wine vinegar that I used the best. The other two were just a little too strong for this dressing and overpowered the bacon a bit (and we can’t have that now, can we?)

This recipe is both gluten-free and grain-free. Just make sure you use gluten and grain-free vinegar (yep….vinegar can have one or the other!)

Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2


  • Organic spinach
  • 2 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp Sucanat or coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp of brown or Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • Unrefined sea salt and black pepper


  • Wash the spinach thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Cook the bacon until it's really crispy and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, add 3-4 tbsp of leftover bacon grease, Sucanat, mustard, garlic and red wine vinegar.
  • Heat bacon grease mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, until Sucanat has dissolved.
  • Crumble the bacon and add it to the dressing mixture.
  • Place spinach in salad bowls or plates.
  • Top with sliced egg and onion.
  • Spoon on warm bacon dressing mixture.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

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  • Reply
    Susanne Runion
    April 29, 2014 at 12:16 am

    5 stars
    Wow, this looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it. I love bacon and spinach. Thanks.

    • Reply
      April 29, 2014 at 2:15 am

      I really like them too! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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