Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing is a classic for a reason. Fresh spinach tossed with mushrooms, crispy bacon, hard boiled eggs and tossed with a warm bacon dressing. 

If you, like me, are in the camp of “bacon makes everything better”, you are going to love this Spinach Salad. Not only does this salad have crispy bacon but it is also drizzled with bacon dressing. 

Yeah, bacon is all up in this spinach salad.

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing has always been one of my favorite special occasion salads. I make it for date nights and holidays. And it is THE best salad to serve with steak.

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing is a classic for a reason. Fresh spinach tossed with mushrooms, crispy bacon, hard boiled eggs and tossed with a warm bacon dressing. 

A lot of the food we come to love is food that was part of our childhood. This Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing is the salad that my mom used to pull out for special occasions. She would even serve it with those regular dinners that she just wanted to make special. And how could it not make it special with spinach, eggs, bacon, green onions, mushrooms and warm bacon dressing.

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing is a classic for a reason. Fresh spinach tossed with mushrooms, crispy bacon, hard boiled eggs and tossed with a warm bacon dressing. 
My favorite part of this salad has always been the dressing. I mean come on, it is bacon dressing. It is super easy to make and only requires 4 ingredients. One thing that I learned from making this salad quite a few times is the key is to pour the dressing over the salad just before serving. That way the spinach slightly wilts but not too much.

Seriously, guys, the dressing is perfection.

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing is a classic for a reason. Fresh spinach tossed with mushrooms, crispy bacon, hard boiled eggs and tossed with a warm bacon dressing. 

The amount of dressing that this recipe makes dresses the salad lightly. I chose to do that because, while I do like the salad a bit wilted, I also still like the crunch of the fresh spinach. If you like a bit more dressing on your salads, you could simply double the recipe.

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing is a classic for a reason. Fresh spinach tossed with mushrooms, crispy bacon, hard boiled eggs and tossed with a warm bacon dressing. So the next time you’re looking to fancy up dinner just a bit, this Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing is it!

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing is a classic for a reason. Fresh spinach tossed with mushrooms, crispy bacon, hard boiled eggs and tossed with a warm bacon dressing. 

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing Recipe

Serves 2 - 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5(5)

Ingredients:

  • 5 slices bacon, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 5 crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 green onions, diced

Warm Bacon Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of sugar
  • kosher salt

Instructions

1

In a skillet cook the bacon until browned. Reserve 3 tablespoons bacon drippings.

2

Combine spinach, eggs, mushrooms and green onions in a bowl. Sprinkle crisp bacon over the top.

3

For the dressing, keep bacon drippings on low heat, stir in lemon juice and sugar. Continue cooking for 2 minutes.

4

Just before serving pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Sandra | A Dash of Sanity
    February 26, 2018 at 7:22 am

    This is a must-make! I love how flavorful it looks!

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    Dee
    February 22, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    I love everything about this salad, and that bacon is just calling my name!

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    February 22, 2018 at 6:54 am

    This looks incredibly delicious!

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    Allyson Zea
    February 22, 2018 at 5:29 am

    This dressing looks so tasty!

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    Katerina @ diethood .com
    February 22, 2018 at 5:04 am

    Now this is my kind of a salad!!! It looks fantastic!!

  • Reply
    Jen
    February 21, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    You had me at bacon! This salad looks mouthwateringly delicious!

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    February 21, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    I love spinach salads! And that dressing sounds AMAZING!!

  • Reply
    Mom
    February 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Love this salad.

  • Reply
    Dane and Summer
    February 21, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Spinach and bacon, two of our favorites. This is for sure on our culinary bucket list.

    Thanks!

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    k
    September 23, 2010 at 11:48 am

    i made this for my lunch today. yum! perfect blend

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    Mrs. L
    April 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    It’s been ages since I’ve made a spinach salad. I need to try this!

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    Kathryn Lalario
    April 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I love spinach salad and the dressing with a little lemon and sugar was so simple and delicious. I will make it like you did from now on.

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    patsy
    April 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I love salads like this… and not just for special occasions.

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    April 3, 2010 at 8:31 am

    mmmmmmm…bacon dressing! Sounds fantastic. I believe bacon is one of the best ingredients in the culinary world :) The salad looks sooooo good!